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Richmond, VA MSA

Overall Rank: 87      Population: 1,281,707

The 2015 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 89  75  72  84  72  98  100.32 
1-yr Job Growth2 74  61  111  116  61  80  101.25 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 118  107  116  124  117  74  100.59 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 99  94  105  118  142  106  97.58 
Short-Term Job Growth5 124  153  70  179  17  41  10108.92% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 46  154  152  169  165  84  101.04 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 15  191  139  149  86  161  86.97 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 87  117  130  123  122  133  0.60 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 47  91  129  89  84  118  3.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)