Top Metros for Economic Growth

by CoyDavidson on September 18, 2013

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Houston Among Top Metros for Economic Growth

Real GDP increased in 305 of the nation’s 381 metropolitan areas in 2012, led by growth in durable-goods manufacturing, trade, and financial activities, according to new statistics released by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

The ten largest metropolitan areas, accounted for 34 percent of national GDP, averaged 3.1 percent growth in 2012 after growing 1.9 percent in 2011. Of the ten largest metropolitan areas, the three with the fastest real GDP growth in 2012 were San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA (7.4 percent), Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX (5.3 percent), and Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX (4.3 percent).

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Dallas city skyline, Dallas, Texas

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