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Small Cities 2014

Bangor, ME MSA

Overall Rank: 171      Population: 152,000

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 78  100  146  156  167  170  91.23 
1-yr Job Growth2 112  112  137  148  158  177  97.77 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 112  115  143  168  87  137  92.86 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 137  130  101  144  149  134  98.76 
Short-Term Job Growth5 147  90  127  153  61  143  9873.30% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 176  148  151  153  76  77  98.40 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 177  126  128  80  73  122  98.18 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 120  115  128  118  122  118  0.41 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 93  94  125  82  135  126  1.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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