Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2011

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 107      Population: 2,797,410

The 2011 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 65  56  49  52  97  114  98.58 
1-yr Job Growth2 67  56  70  114  155  130  99.43 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 63  64  55  41  42  93  97.76 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 25  60  82  58  158  150  98.46 
Short-Term Job Growth5 155  130  95  74  42  80  10046.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 26  15  43  107  148  89.83 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 37  46  149  121  143  117  98.05 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 48  39  40  39  48  53  1.07 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 42  23  24  33  56  37  7.0 

2010-2011 Growth Comparison (by score)

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