Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2015

Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH MSA

Overall Rank: 198      Population: 119,270

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 2011 2012 2013 2015 2016 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 154  154  150  194  185  192  95.54 
1-yr Job Growth2 175  165  100  179  145  196  87.28 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 138  166  158  200  195  178  95.94 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 157  178  68  184  136  179  87.51 
Short-Term Job Growth5 145  177  143  99  196  9694.35% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 83  83  58  163  99  59  102.33 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 106  23  94  194  155  186  73.31 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 145  149  152  195  193  188  0.23 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 110  71  93  177  175  174  0.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)