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Small Cities 2014

Bangor, ME MSA

Overall Rank: 138      Population: 151,806

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 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 94  78  100  146  156  167  97.87 
1-yr Job Growth2 102  112  112  137  148  158  92.59 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 110  112  115  143  168  87  99.17 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 157  137  130  101  144  149  91.62 
Short-Term Job Growth5 146  147  90  127  153  61  10045.54% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 158  176  148  151  153  76  101.51 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 123  177  126  128  80  73  99.14 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 81  120  115  128  118  122  0.42 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 71  93  94  125  82  135  1.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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