September 18, 2018
- Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased in 312 out of 383 metropolitan areas in 2017. The percent change in real GDP by metropolitan area ranged from 12.1 percent in Odessa, TX to –7.8 percent in Enid, OK.
- Real GDP for U.S. metropolitan areas increased 2.1 percent, led by growth in professional and business services; wholesale and retail trade; and finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing.
- Professional and business services increased 3.5 percent nationally and contributed to growth in 317 metropolitan areas.
- Wholesale and retail trade increased 3.2 percent nationally and contributed to growth in 323 metropolitan areas.
- Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing increased 1.6 percent nationally and contributed to growth in 237 metropolitan areas.
For more information, read the full report.