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Small Cities 2015

Harrisonburg, VA MSA

Overall Rank: 93      Population: 134,000

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 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 60  49  93  111  22  80  97.53 
1-yr Job Growth2 116  108  141  115  92  80  99.56 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 81  69  105  128  64  96  96.49 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 79  67  135  151  108  75  100.51 
Short-Term Job Growth5 59  73  114  161  40  137  9881.84% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 158  132  182  161  78  59  102.13 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 179  167  166  198  82  99.82 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 111  104  122  126  126  124  0.39 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 93  129  125  129  135  126  1.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)