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Small Cities 2013

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 180      Population: 92,780

The 2013 Milken Institute Best-Performing Cities Index ranks U.S. metropolitan areas by how well they are creating and sustaining jobs and economic growth. The components include job, wage and salary, and technology growth. In most years, these give a good indication of the underlying structural performance of regional economics.

Metro's Performance in Each Index Component

Component 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 135  121  129  130  152  170  92.12 
1-yr Job Growth2 139  86  145  114  181  193  96.59 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 126  126  121  106  133  141  92.12 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 78  130  49  53  183  147  97.75 
Short-Term Job Growth5 49  61  130  138  151  180  9729.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 63  39  31  101  144  180  92.08 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 63  38  51  139  132  118  97.49 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 85  73  63  85  93  69  0.59 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 110  37  57  94  125  82  2.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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