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Large Cities 2014

Portland-South Portland, ME MSA

Overall Rank: 105      Population: 532,000

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 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 86  117  166  148  117  134  97.38 
1-yr Job Growth2 165  166  181  121  144  96  99.89 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 98  101  130  143  95  106  97.97 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 146  151  110  129  144  65  101.34 
Short-Term Job Growth5 143  83  99  108  125  143  9924.63% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 101  84  118  166  114  88  99.17 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 103  85  116  152  114  92  99.06 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 123  119  116  113  118  111  0.67 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 68  67  74  84  71  73  5.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)