Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2015

Lynchburg, VA MSA

Overall Rank: 174      Population: 260,231

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 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 110  132  160  177  162  151  98.37 
1-yr Job Growth2 122  136  129  135  129  151  93.13 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 94  109  124  149  148  158  97.04 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 92  145  129  110  112  159  90.27 
Short-Term Job Growth5 102  113  172  124  144  184  9771.45% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 14  66  149  144  152  97.34 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 75  149  86  162  82  173  77.49 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 21  27  27  39  37  43  0.71 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 18  25  23  10  15  5.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)