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Small Cities 2015

Winchester, VA-WV MSA

Overall Rank: 44      Population: 139,000

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 66  18  16  25  57  37  101.25 
1-yr Job Growth2 53  30  74  45  43  40  100.48 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 100  83  49  60  71  64  99.01 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 43  99  47  121  70  53  101.17 
Short-Term Job Growth5 77  17  30  70  31  10116.18% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 139  106  97  30  114  48  104.55 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 34  13  78  28  38  129  98.01 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 111  126  145  138  152  158  0.31 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 93  94  80  82  135  173  0.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)