Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2015

Roanoke, VA MSA

Overall Rank: 145      Population: 313,698

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 112  103  130  157  167  148  99.31 
1-yr Job Growth2 140  110  169  157  177  169  95.01 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 123  123  138  165  186  80  100.48 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 191  140  118  157  174  154  94.60 
Short-Term Job Growth5 144  106  197  178  113  92  10027.24% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 29  42  75  155  155  127  99.37 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 27  59  170  193  136  171  83.15 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 105  102  120  125  120  127  0.60 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 84  50  83  89  84  97  4.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)