Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2015

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV MSA

Overall Rank: 98      Population: 263,817

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 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1       48  51  118  99.10 
1-yr Job Growth2       161  134  60  98.99 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3       91  98  115  98.65 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4       120  154  96  95.70 
Short-Term Job Growth5       128  44  177  9801.97% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6       161  44  53  102.57 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7       189  12  98  93.91 
High-Tech GDP LQ8       112  103  98  0.48 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19       48  47  28  4.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)