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Small Cities 2015

Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH MSA

Overall Rank: 199      Population: 120,000

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 2012 2013 2015 2016 2017 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 154  150  194  185  192  195  85.69 
1-yr Job Growth2 165  100  179  145  196  196  96.79 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 166  158  200  195  178  186  85.46 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 178  68  184  136  179  170  97.34 
Short-Term Job Growth5 145  177  143  99  196  185  9766.89% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 83  58  163  99  59  179  74.74 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 23  94  194  155  186  123  98.17 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 149  152  195  193  188  178  0.24 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 71  93  177  175  174  173  0.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)