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Small Cities 2015

Lynchburg, VA MSA

Overall Rank: 123      Population: 260,000

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 132  160  177  162  151  147  93.19 
1-yr Job Growth2 136  129  135  129  151  137  98.62 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 109  124  149  148  158  146  91.34 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 145  129  110  112  159  147  98.44 
Short-Term Job Growth5 113  172  124  144  184  49  10065.66% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 14  66  149  144  152  167  79.59 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 149  86  162  82  173  87  99.67 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 27  27  39  37  43  45  0.65 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 25  23  10  15  12  5.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)