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Small Cities 2015

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA MSA

Overall Rank: 80      Population: 122,000

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 2015 2016 2017 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1     149  124  55  114  95.48 
1-yr Job Growth2     143  97  110  156  98.14 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3     135  118  99  81  97.39 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4     83  128  107  67  100.72 
Short-Term Job Growth5     158  184  94  73  10016.34% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6     136  184  87  46  105.06 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7     125  60  130  97.93 
High-Tech GDP LQ8     44  46  39  53  0.63 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19     20  15  20  4.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)