Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2014

Roanoke, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 179      Population: 311,900

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 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 113  112  103  130  157  167  95.46 
1-yr Job Growth2 112  140  110  169  157  177  98.51 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 102  123  123  138  165  186  91.31 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 64  191  140  118  157  174  97.84 
Short-Term Job Growth5 151  144  106  197  178  113  9995.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 93  29  42  75  155  155  87.66 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 149  27  59  170  193  136  96.99 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 121  105  102  120  125  120  0.63 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 103  84  50  83  89  84  4.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)