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Top 5 ranking of metropolitan economies worldwide.
2. Perth, Australia
3. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
4. Xiamen, China
5. Changsha, China
A few highlights from the report:
In nearly every global region, metro areas generated disproportionate shares of national increases in output and employment.
Metro areas specializing in commodities and business and financial services within their countries exhibited the strongest performance. By contrast, metro areas with high concentrations of local/non-market services (education, health care, administrative services, government) or construction registered only sluggish growth last year.
See the Brookings Institution’s full report highlighting the rise of the influence of cities: Metro Cities Return to their Roots in the Global Economy Trade prepared by ALAN BERUBE and JOSEPH PARILLA.