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Small Cities 2015

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV MSA

Overall Rank: 119      Population: 265,000

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     48  51  118  107  95.74 
1-yr Job Growth2     161  134  60  121  98.85 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3     91  98  115  127  93.48 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4     120  154  96  135  98.73 
Short-Term Job Growth5     128  44  177  93  9968.98% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6     161  44  53  99  94.46 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7     189  12  98  162  95.52 
High-Tech GDP LQ8     112  103  98  86  0.51 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19     48  47  28  44  3.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)