May 23, 2022

Reference: Data: Top 10 Metropolitan Areas By Change in Prosperity

A new ranking from the Brookings Metropolitan Program along with more new data.

The new Metro Monitor from the Brookings Metropolitan Policy program offers in-depth analysis of regional economic trends for the nation’s top 100 metropolitan areas. The new data measure the performance of metropolitan economies in three ways: growth, prosperity, and inclusion. Data are available for three time periods: 2013-14; 2009-14; and a ten year span, 2004-14. Visit the interactive for complete rankings, trend charts, and a link to the report.

Chart: Top 1o metropolitan economies ranked for prosperity defined as “the wealth and income produced by an economy on a per-worker and a per-capita basis”—for the five year period 2009-14.


Source: Brookings Institution

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