Special Report

The Fastest Growing and Shrinking State Economies

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20. Missouri
> 2018 GDP change: +2.3%
> 2018 GDP: $282.2 billion (22nd largest)
> Largest contributor to growth: Manufacturing
> 1-yr. pop. change: +0.3% (18th lowest)

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19. West Virginia
> 2018 GDP change: +2.4%
> 2018 GDP: $71.3 billion (11th smallest)
> Largest contributor to growth: Construction
> 1-yr. pop. change: -0.8% (2nd lowest)

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18. North Dakota
> 2018 GDP change: +2.5%
> 2018 GDP: $51.2 billion (5th smallest)
> Largest contributor to growth: Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction
> 1-yr. pop. change: -0.3% (3rd lowest)

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17. Wisconsin
> 2018 GDP change: +2.5%
> 2018 GDP: $299.8 billion (21st largest)
> Largest contributor to growth: Manufacturing
> 1-yr. pop. change: +0.3% (14th lowest)

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16. Georgia
> 2018 GDP change: +2.6%
> 2018 GDP: $522.4 billion (9th largest)
> Largest contributor to growth: Manufacturing
> 1-yr. pop. change: +1.2% (12th highest)

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