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Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC MSA

Overall Rank: 180      Population: 1,726,907

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 110  121  122  176  170  166  98.91 
1-yr Job Growth2 155  145  132  191  163  164  95.36 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 86  112  114  155  188  158  98.59 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 146  173  135  177  172  178  91.72 
Short-Term Job Growth5 115  34  176  171  173  191  9809.85% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 154  144  136  175  170  102  100.37 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 96  68  110  181  92  153  88.40 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 107  112  117  121  121  126  0.62 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 63  109  105  89  84  97  4.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)