Large Cities 2013

Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA MSA


The 2013 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.

Overall Rank: 148      Population: 1,601,374

Metro's Performance in Each Index Component

Component 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 151  185  179  157  150  144  97.44 
1-yr Job Growth2 166  176  117  61  162  161  98.98 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 103  146  178  165  139  127  97.44 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 152  156  130  85  63  122  99.33 
Short-Term Job Growth5 188  167  175  83  177  162  33.72% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 107  166  140  94  71  47  105.07 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 140  154  98  122  147  97.90 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 85  85  86  78  72  73  0.89 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 91  78  64  42  63  36  8.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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