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Extended Metropolitan Area’s Economic Performance

GDP growth is the key indicator used to evaluate an extended metropolitan area’s (EMA) economic performance.

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Measuring an EMA's Economic Engine

Embedded local growth characteristics, a third key indicator of an EMA's economic health, measures potential for economic expansion using industrial productivity and the skill-level and age distribution of the workforce.

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Industry Productivity Profile

An EMA's industry mix and the productivity of those industries are essential components of its embedded local growth characteristics.

The dashboard below provides insight on EMA industry composition with analysis of each industry's relative productivity. Plus, you can compare the industry composition of all 150 EMAs, revealing the economic diversity among them.

Why Is Productivity Important? About These Charts

The data provided in the visualizations is based on models and calculations developed by the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, using government sources such as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and Census Bureau. For more information about the methodology and/or data please visit the FAQ section.


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