slides: The Best Performing Cities in New England

Saturday, December 07, 2013
GoLocalProv News Team

The Milken Institute released its index for Best-Performing Cities 2013 this week, which ranks Providence 148th of the 200 large metropolitan areas in America for creating and sustaining jobs. 

Read the full article here

The 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. 

  • #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

     
  • #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

     
  • #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

     
  • #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

     
  • #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

     
  • #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

     
  • #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

     
  • #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

     
  • #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

     
  • #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

     
  • #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

     
  • #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