Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2013

Portland-South Portland, ME Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 145      Population: 526,300

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 78  80  86  117  166  148  96.50 
1-yr Job Growth2 53  161  165  166  181  121  99.65 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 137  82  98  101  130  143  95.10 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 69  80  146  151  110  129  98.89 
Short-Term Job Growth5 77  151  143  83  99  108  9998.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 154  78  101  84  118  166  84.80 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 50  31  103  85  116  152  96.31 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 132  117  123  119  116  113  0.66 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 103  63  68  67  74  84  4.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)

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