2015 Best-Performing Cities | small-cities
Best-Performing Cities
CONNECT WITH US:
SHARE THIS:
Small Cities 2015

Beckley, WV MSA

Overall Rank: 201      Population: 119,000

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 2015 2016 2017 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1     170  194  194  199  83.58 
1-yr Job Growth2     195  196  200  160  98.01 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3     67  170  194  201  73.43 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4     196  198  194  194  91.71 
Short-Term Job Growth5     168  189  201  184  9772.89% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6     184  189  141  196  62.11 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7     186  100  192  141  97.35 
High-Tech GDP LQ8     156  155  149  160  0.31 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19     177  175  135  173  0.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)