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Springfield, MA MSA

Overall Rank: 115      Population: 632,000

The 2015 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 58  54  89  152  114  129  97.53 
1-yr Job Growth2 140  149  120  165  135  98  99.88 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 108  93  81  108  131  111  97.73 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 160  109  57  121  112  137  99.23 
Short-Term Job Growth5 165  91  104  29  109  64  10040.97% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 70  128  95  127  61  145  87.47 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 34  117  59  31  147  39  101.79 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 139  140  137  134  147  143  0.54 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 109  129  114  115  118  112  3.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)