Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2015

Pittsfield, MA MSA

Overall Rank: 115      Population: 126,903

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 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 105  82  85  110  144  165  97.97 
1-yr Job Growth2 112  90  99  105  101  148  93.33 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 141  137  146  156  144  85  99.20 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 144  84  144  78  118  117  93.98 
Short-Term Job Growth5 108  75  98  46  91  86  10010.11% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 117  83  90  96  91  109  99.65 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 42  42  116  81  77  127  89.23 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 30  24  25  24  28  30  0.78 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 71  57  40  26  47  48  3.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)