Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2013

Cambridge-Newton-Framingham, MA Metropolitan Division

Overall Rank: 50      Population: 2,361,180

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.

Metro's Performance in Each Index Component

Component 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 34  37  38  47  67  85  100.11 
1-yr Job Growth2 17  118  112  95  113  109  99.85 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 64  29  17  31  27  33  103.29 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 118  29  104  102  75  99.88 
Short-Term Job Growth5 36  69  117  82  60  95  10020.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 60  25  31  62  44  86  99.20 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 61  12  70  118  62  63  100.27 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 2.79 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 14.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)

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