Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2015

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 72      Population: 261,490

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         48  51  99.84 
1-yr Job Growth2         161  134  98.62 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3         91  98  99.84 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4         120  154  97.54 
Short-Term Job Growth5         128  44  10096.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6         161  44  97.23 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7         189  12  107.39 
High-Tech GDP LQ8         112  103  0.48 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19         48  47  3.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)