Special Report

The Fastest Growing and Shrinking State Economies

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40. Vermont
> 2018 GDP change: +1.2%
> 2018 GDP: $30.0 billion (the smallest)
> Largest contributor to growth: Manufacturing
> 1-yr. pop. change: -0.2% (6th lowest)

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39. South Dakota
> 2018 GDP change: +1.3%
> 2018 GDP: $45.9 billion (4th smallest)
> Largest contributor to growth: Manufacturing
> 1-yr. pop. change: +0.5% (24th lowest)

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38. Kentucky
> 2018 GDP change: +1.4%
> 2018 GDP: $186.1 billion (22nd smallest)
> Largest contributor to growth: Manufacturing
> 1-yr. pop. change: +0.4% (23rd lowest)

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37. Iowa
> 2018 GDP change: +1.4%
> 2018 GDP: $170.7 billion (21st smallest)
> Largest contributor to growth: Manufacturing
> 1-yr. pop. change: +0.4% (21st lowest)

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36. Nebraska
> 2018 GDP change: +1.5%
> 2018 GDP: $112.2 billion (16th smallest)
> Largest contributor to growth: Manufacturing
> 1-yr. pop. change: +0.7% (21st highest)

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