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Small Cities 2014

Wheeling, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 157      Population: 144,200

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 85  79  77  73  130  159  93.00 
1-yr Job Growth2 46  127  131  89  149  185  96.96 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 80  93  58  28  17  16  93.00 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 19  83  72  43  10  22  101.33 
Short-Term Job Growth5 23  59  135  141  141  175  9744.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 122  106  112  100  170  175  82.23 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 143  89  137  66  182  153  95.07 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 145  147  157  160  189  188  0.22 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 171  174  168  163  177  175  0.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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