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Large Cities 2014

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 183      Population: 1,723,350

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 121  110  121  122  176  170  95.41 
1-yr Job Growth2 125  155  145  132  191  163  98.84 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 77  86  112  114  155  188  91.13 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 32  146  173  135  177  172  97.86 
Short-Term Job Growth5 134  115  34  176  171  173  9873.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 145  154  144  136  175  170  84.31 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 138  96  68  110  181  92  98.92 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 99  107  112  117  121  121  0.63 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 70  63  109  105  89  84  4.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)