How do the individual economies of U.S. cities stack up against the world? Here’s a few quiz questions that can be answered with our chart of the 50 largest U.S. metro areas.
This article shows the economic strength of numerous greater metropolitan regions in the United States. Even more important than the article is the “Interactive Graphics” which presents the tabular data of the top countries by GDP interlaced with U.S. metro area’s GDPs. See the graph here: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2012/07/20/u-s-cities-with-bigger-economies-than-entire-countries/tab/interactive/ Amazingly, 11 metropolitan areas (if they were independent countries) would rank in the top 50 countries of the world based on total GDP.
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