Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2013

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV MSA

Overall Rank: 184      Population: 91,449

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 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 121  129  130  152  170  186  96.62 
1-yr Job Growth2 86  145  114  181  193  183  89.67 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 126  121  106  133  141  170  96.38 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 130  49  53  183  147  162  90.06 
Short-Term Job Growth5 61  130  138  151  180  180  9784.25% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 39  31  101  144  180  106  99.67 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 38  51  139  132  118  109  92.08 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 73  63  85  93  69  81  0.54 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 37  57  94  125  82  88  2.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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