Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2015

Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 194      Population: 121,400

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 2010 2011 2012 2013 2015 2016 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 147  154  154  150  194  185  90.66 
1-yr Job Growth2 145  175  165  100  179  145  98.41 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 145  138  166  158  200  195  90.66 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 10  157  178  68  184  136  98.06 
Short-Term Job Growth5 176  145  177  143  99  9966.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 89  83  83  58  163  99  75.67 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 172  106  23  94  194  155  95.02 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 156  145  149  152  195  193  0.21 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 144  110  71  93  177  175  0.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)