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Small Cities 2015

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV MSA

Overall Rank: 188      Population: 90,000

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 129  130  152  170  186  190  87.11 
1-yr Job Growth2 145  114  181  193  183  199  96.34 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 121  106  133  141  170  183  85.83 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 49  53  183  147  162  191  94.56 
Short-Term Job Growth5 130  138  151  180  180  180  9788.74% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 31  101  144  180  106  133  86.73 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 51  139  132  118  109  52  101.19 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 63  85  93  69  81  85  0.51 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 57  94  125  82  88  82  2.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)