Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2015

Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 62      Population: 153,640

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         98  69  98.63 
1-yr Job Growth2         99  31  100.64 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3         125  103  98.63 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4         97  105  99.01 
Short-Term Job Growth5         163  17  10227.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6         126  17  75.32 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7         13  152  95.18 
High-Tech GDP LQ8         69  86  0.52 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19         48  82  2.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)