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Small Cities 2015

Beckley, WV Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 199      Population: 122,510

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 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1         170  194  89.26 
1-yr Job Growth2         195  196  96.13 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3         67  170  89.26 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4         196  198  93.10 
Short-Term Job Growth5         168  189  9667.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6         184  189  76.68 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7         186  100  98.16 
High-Tech GDP LQ8         156  155  0.33 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19         177  175  0.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)