Publications

You Are What You Make: GDP by Metro

If you’re serious about understanding the underlying economic capacity and direction of your community, then you have to pay attention to GDP. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is one of the most comprehensive measures of economic activity. View introductory YouTube video (7:10) View accompanying interactive dashboard with GDP trends for each metro. View newsletter with GDP

Where is Manufacturing Growing?

From our 2012 archives, this report caught the early resurgence of manufacturing at the metro level. The number of U.S. metropolitan areas adding manufacturing jobs had risen from just 16 in January 2010 to 266 by September 2011. A piece of recent history documenting a trend that continues today. Full report with listings for U.S.

The Great Recession’s Impact on Local Population Trends

From our 2011 archives. Capturing what happened in-between the 2000 and 2010 decennial censuses. Two recessions, a burst housing bubble, financial crisis, and a persistently lukewarm economy had seriously disrupted patterns of population change across the U.S. View full report with 900 community listings.