Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2009

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 154      Population: 1,211,320

The 2009 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 2014 2015 2016 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 30  79  100  136  153  161  95.67 
1-yr Job Growth2 74  94  136  146  156  160  98.91 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 115  113  99  115  114  105  96.80 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 110  105  72  123  148  117  99.17 
Short-Term Job Growth5 101  118  90  169  115  126  9972.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 130  106  77  137  137  172  83.06 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 104  68  76  127  141  176  95.21 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 87  83  66  64  69  74  0.90 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 159  131  161  129  89  84  4.0 

2008-2009 Growth Comparison (by score)

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