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Large Cities 2014

Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH MSA

Overall Rank: 196      Population: 359,588

The 2014 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 125  146  177  193  194  188  97.85 
1-yr Job Growth2 185  188  182  188  198  193  90.64 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 41  43  58  127  181  195  95.96 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 103  171  170  183  176  189  88.94 
Short-Term Job Growth5 50  184  151  189  131  174  9871.42% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 108  102  195  184  62  102.36 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 150  115  189  161  111  158  87.69 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 191  190  186  190  180  180  0.40 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 131  161  163  175  143  144  2.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)