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Small Cities 2014

Cumberland, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 163      Population: 99,980

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 78  29  52  84  157  188  90.29 
1-yr Job Growth2 82  41  146  153  148  191  96.72 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 55  56  47  49  60  164  90.29 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 66  109  154  105  177  96.34 
Short-Term Job Growth5 130  19  100  33  116  126  9907.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 31  17  28  75  126  100.70 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 62  116  45  95  99  98.20 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 58  40  50  37  42  21  0.89 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 42  37  13  11  6.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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