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Small Cities 2015

Morgantown, WV MSA

Overall Rank: 48      Population: 139,000

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 35  71  136  90  96.96 
1-yr Job Growth2 45  71  126  109  82  48  100.13 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 19  46  78  97.64 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 86  56  53  42  53  177  96.90 
Short-Term Job Growth5 24  48  174  56  54  36  10100.72% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 16  94  56  41  30  110.14 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 100  37  67  48  61  21  103.95 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 81  59  72  52  57  56  0.61 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 93  40  48  20  28  20  4.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)