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slides: The Best Performing Cities in New England

Saturday, December 07, 2013

 

According to the Milken Institute's Best-Performing Cities index of 2013, Worcester's overall rank was 63rd out of 200 large metropolitan areas in the United States.

That rank was up to 34 in 2012, and 41 in 2011. But as recently as 2010, Worcester's position was much lower at 129.

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The Milken Institute's “best-performing” cities survey shows where jobs are being created and sustained in metropolitan areas across the nation. The index uses measures of job, wage and technology performance to rank the nation's 200 large metropolitan areas and 179 smaller metros.

See how each of the large metropolitan areas in New England rank in the slides below. 

 

Related Slideshow: New England’s Best Performing Cities 2013: Milken Institute Study

Which cities and metropolitan areas in New England are poised for bright growth prospects? Which lag behind? Below are New England's Best Performing Cities as ranked by The Milken Institute in their national study, "Best-Performing Cities 2013." 

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#13 Norwich-New London CT

Population: 274170

2013 Rank: 187

2012 Rank: 152


5-yr Job Growth Rank: 91

1-yr Job Growth Rank: 179


5-yr Wage/Salary Growth Rank: 121

1-yr Wage/Salary Growth Rank: 184


5-yr Relative High Tech GDP Growth Rank: 200

1-yr Relative High Tech GDP Growth Rank: 181

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#12 Providence-New Bedford-Fall River RI-MA

Population: 1601374

2013 Rank: 148

2012 Rank: 130


5-yr Job Growth Rank: 144

1-yr Job Growth Rank: 161


5-yr Wage/Salary Growth Rank: 127

1-yr Wage/Salary Growth Rank: 122


5-yr Relative High Tech GDP Growth Rank: 47

1-yr Relative High Tech GDP Growth Rank: 147

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#11 New Haven-Milford CT

Population: 862813

2013 Rank: 142

2012 Rank: 109


5-yr Job Growth Rank: 124

1-yr Job Growth Rank: 131


5-yr Wage/Salary Growth Rank: 122

1-yr Wage/Salary Growth Rank: 149


5-yr Relative High Tech GDP Growth Rank: 194

1-yr Relative High Tech GDP Growth Rank: 146

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#10 Portland-South Portland-Biddeford ME

Population: 518117

2013 Rank: 137

2012 Rank: 91


5-yr Job Growth Rank: 86

1-yr Job Growth Rank: 165


5-yr Wage/Salary Growth Rank: 98

1-yr Wage/Salary Growth Rank: 146


5-yr Relative High Tech GDP Growth Rank: 101

1-yr Relative High Tech GDP Growth Rank: 103

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#9 Springfield MA

Population: 697258

2013 Rank: 127

2012 Rank: 154


5-yr Job Growth Rank: 58

1-yr Job Growth Rank: 140


5-yr Wage/Salary Growth Rank: 108

1-yr Wage/Salary Growth Rank: 160


5-yr Relative High Tech GDP Growth Rank: 70

1-yr Relative High Tech GDP Growth Rank: 34

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#8 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk CT

Population: 933835

2013 Rank: 106

2012 Rank: 94


5-yr Job Growth Rank: 125

1-yr Job Growth Rank: 132


5-yr Wage/Salary Growth Rank: 129

1-yr Wage/Salary Growth Rank: 49


5-yr Relative High Tech GDP Growth Rank: 183

1-yr Relative High Tech GDP Growth Rank: 190

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#7 Rockingham County-Strafford County NH

Population: 421939

2013 Rank: 91

2012 Rank: 60


5-yr Job Growth Rank: 66

1-yr Job Growth Rank: 123


5-yr Wage/Salary Growth Rank: 128

1-yr Wage/Salary Growth Rank: 106


5-yr Relative High Tech GDP Growth Rank: 62

1-yr Relative High Tech GDP Growth Rank: 185

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#6 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford CT

Population: 1214400

2013 Rank: 85

2012 Rank: 93


5-yr Job Growth Rank: 100

1-yr Job Growth Rank: 136


5-yr Wage/Salary Growth Rank: 99

1-yr Wage/Salary Growth Rank: 72


5-yr Relative High Tech GDP Growth Rank: 77

1-yr Relative High Tech GDP Growth Rank: 76

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#5 Manchester-Nashua NH

Population: 402922

2013 Rank: 72

2012 Rank: 126


5-yr Job Growth Rank: 123

1-yr Job Growth Rank: 143


5-yr Wage/Salary Growth Rank: 114

1-yr Wage/Salary Growth Rank: 41


5-yr Relative High Tech GDP Growth Rank: 6

1-yr Relative High Tech GDP Growth Rank: 141

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#4 Worcester MA

Population: 806163

2013 Rank: 63

2012 Rank: 34


5-yr Job Growth Rank: 73

1-yr Job Growth Rank: 166


5-yr Wage/Salary Growth Rank: 74

1-yr Wage/Salary Growth Rank: 61


5-yr Relative High Tech GDP Growth Rank: 55

1-yr Relative High Tech GDP Growth Rank: 152

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#3 Peabody MA

Population: 755618

2013 Rank: 50

2012 Rank: 17


5-yr Job Growth Rank: 30

1-yr Job Growth Rank: 107


5-yr Wage/Salary Growth Rank: 54

1-yr Wage/Salary Growth Rank: 55


5-yr Relative High Tech GDP Growth Rank: 114

1-yr Relative High Tech GDP Growth Rank: 184

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#2 Boston-Quincy MA

Population: 1926030

2013 Rank: 46

2012 Rank: 46


5-yr Job Growth Rank: 53

1-yr Job Growth Rank: 100


5-yr Wage/Salary Growth Rank: 72

1-yr Wage/Salary Growth Rank: 79


5-yr Relative High Tech GDP Growth Rank: 34

1-yr Relative High Tech GDP Growth Rank: 38

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#1 Cambridge-Newton-Framingham MA

Population: 1537215

2013 Rank: 23

2012 Rank: 8


5-yr Job Growth Rank: 38

1-yr Job Growth Rank: 112


5-yr Wage/Salary Growth Rank: 17

1-yr Wage/Salary Growth Rank: 29


5-yr Relative High Tech GDP Growth Rank: 31

1-yr Relative High Tech GDP Growth Rank: 70

 
 

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