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Small Cities 2015

Wheeling, WV-OH MSA

Overall Rank: 180      Population: 142,982

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 2014 2015 2016 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 79  77  73  130  159  185  96.68 
1-yr Job Growth2 127  131  89  149  185  168  91.71 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 93  58  28  17  16  188  94.86 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 83  72  43  10  22  44  100.48 
Short-Term Job Growth5 59  135  141  141  175  169  9827.48% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 106  112  100  170  175  32  104.91 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 89  137  66  182  153  167  79.46 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 147  157  160  189  188  179  0.25 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 174  168  163  177  175  174  0.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)