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Small Cities 2015

Bangor, ME Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 171      Population: 152,690

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 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 111  94  78  100  146  156  93.33 
1-yr Job Growth2 152  102  112  112  137  148  98.37 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 103  110  112  115  143  168  93.33 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 35  157  137  130  101  144  97.84 
Short-Term Job Growth5 37  146  147  90  127  153  9847.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 136  158  176  148  151  153  89.45 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 67  123  177  126  128  80  99.27 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 63  81  120  115  128  118  0.43 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 73  71  93  94  125  82  2.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)