Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2014

Boston, MA Metropolitan Division

Overall Rank: 37      Population: 1,984,540

The 2014 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 52  47  53  57  80  64  101.50 
1-yr Job Growth2 54  135  100  109  103  90  100.10 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 108  72  72  82  72  34  103.16 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 136  62  79  57  92  14  102.01 
Short-Term Job Growth5 30  98  118  72  59  116  9990.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 77  41  34  33  18  21  114.07 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 74  25  38  40  44  25  102.80 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 78  82  70  76  70  67  0.95 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 87  47  50  49  37  63  5.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)