Well folks it looks like Seattle is starting off the week with some good news. It turns out that our region now has the 10th largest regional economy. And thanks to our booming tech industry we have to say we’re not too surprised. So let’s get into the details.
The regional area covers Seattle, Everett, Tacoma, Redmond, and Bellevue. And our region has a gross domestic product of $383 billion which is pretty crazy when you think about it. Not to mention, our economy grew by 5.1% from 2018 to 2019. So thanks to those stats, our region has hopped back on the list of largest regional economies since it fell off in 2012.
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— GeekWire (@geekwire) January 17, 2021
But it’s important to note that this data was collected before COVID-19 did its damage. However, even with the pandemic, Seattle has been doing pretty well. At least in the tech and housing markets. And luckily for us, it looks like the city will keep its success for a while.
If you’d like to learn more you can click here. And if you’re dying to know, the top 3 regional economies are New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. It’s probably exactly what you guessed. But hey, maybe good old Seattle will make it to the top 3 one day.JTNDZGl2JTIwaWQlM0QlMjJtb2JpbGUtYWQtb25seSUyMiUzRSUwQSUzQyUyMS0tJTIwU2VhdHRsZSUyMC0lMjBNb2JpbGUlMjAtLSUzRSUwQSUzQ2lucyUyMGNsYXNzJTNEJTIyYWRzYnlnb29nbGUlMjIlMEElMjAlMjAlMjAlMjAlMjBzdHlsZSUzRCUyMmRpc3BsYXklM0FibG9jayUzQndpZHRoJTNBMzIwcHglM0JoZWlnaHQlM0E1MHB4JTNCJTIyJTBBJTIwJTIwJTIwJTIwJTIwZGF0YS1hZC1jbGllbnQlM0QlMjJjYS1wdWItNTUyMTg1Njk1NTQ5NzQ1NiUyMiUwQSUyMCUyMCUyMCUyMCUyMGRhdGEtYWQtc2xvdCUzRCUyMjE2MjcxNzI5NDclMjIlM0UlM0MlMkZpbnMlM0UlMEElM0MlMkZkaXYlM0U=