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Small Cities 2015

Wheeling, WV-OH MSA

Overall Rank: 181      Population: 141,000

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 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 77  73  130  159  185  172  91.10 
1-yr Job Growth2 131  89  149  185  168  151  98.42 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 58  28  17  16  188  117  94.85 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 72  43  10  22  44  192  93.72 
Short-Term Job Growth5 135  141  141  175  169  183  9779.27% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 112  100  170  175  32  132  86.75 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 137  66  182  153  167  47  101.69 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 157  160  189  188  179  176  0.24 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 168  163  177  175  174  173  0.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)