Economy

U.S. Manufacturing Nears the Tipping Point

The United States has been losing factory jobs for so long that many observers have all but written off manufacturing as a meaningful part of America’s economic future. The mass exodus of production following China’s 2001 entry into the World Trade Organization (WTO) deepened this pessimism.

The Uneven Geography of U.S. Economic Growth

It’s important and useful to look under the hood of national economic growth, and identify the variation in growth occurring across America’s more than 350 metros. Which metros have grown and which have faltered over the past decade? How has the geography of growth changed since the onset of the Great Recession? Read More…

Economic Expansion by State…How Much Has Your State Improved?

U.S. real gross domestic product (GDP) measures the market value of all goods and services produced within an economy in a given time period. In 2010, the nation had a GDP of $14.5 trillion, an increase of approximately $5 billion from 2009, representing a 3.74 percent growth rate. According to the second estimate released by…Continue Reading