Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2013

Portland-South Portland, ME MSA

Overall Rank: 130      Population: 529,656

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 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 80  86  117  166  148  117  99.87 
1-yr Job Growth2 161  165  166  181  121  144  96.77 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 82  98  101  130  143  95  100.10 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 80  146  151  110  129  144  95.43 
Short-Term Job Growth5 151  143  83  99  108  125  9979.33% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 78  101  84  118  166  114  99.93 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 31  103  85  116  152  114  96.69 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 117  123  119  116  113  118  0.66 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 63  68  67  74  84  71  5.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)

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