Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2015

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 111      Population: 120,220

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 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1         149  124  95.39 
1-yr Job Growth2         143  97  99.17 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3         135  118  95.39 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4         83  128  98.26 
Short-Term Job Growth5         158  184  9712.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6         136  184  128.12 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7         125  60  100.73 
High-Tech GDP LQ8         44  46  0.71 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19         20  4.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)