Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2015

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA MSA

Overall Rank: 62      Population: 121,247

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 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1       149  124  55  100.06 
1-yr Job Growth2       143  97  110  96.01 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3       135  118  99  99.02 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4       83  128  107  95.19 
Short-Term Job Growth5       158  184  94  9991.60% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6       136  184  87  100.77 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7       125  60  133.99 
High-Tech GDP LQ8       44  46  39  0.71 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19       20  15  5.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)