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Small Cities 2014

Cumberland, MD-WV MSA

Overall Rank: 135      Population: 99,541

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 29  52  84  157  188  110  99.28 
1-yr Job Growth2 41  146  153  148  191  175  90.97 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 56  47  49  60  164  112  98.72 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 66  109  154  105  177  176  88.08 
Short-Term Job Growth5 19  100  33  116  126  175  9807.05% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 17  28  75  126  39  103.76 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 62  116  45  95  99  63  101.20 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 40  50  37  42  21  26  0.87 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 37  13  11  6.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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