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Large Cities 2013

Springfield, MA Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 117      Population: 631,980

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 79  63  58  54  89  152  96.33 
1-yr Job Growth2 11  144  140  149  120  165  98.83 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 126  117  108  93  81  108  96.70 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 41  144  160  109  57  121  99.04 
Short-Term Job Growth5 71  156  165  91  104  29  10138.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 103  141  70  128  95  127  93.22 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 148  97  34  117  59  31  102.29 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 140  146  139  140  137  134  0.58 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 70  131  109  129  114  115  3.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)

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