Map Monday: US Economic Indices from Brookings

Here are a few maps from the Brookings Institute’s Metro Monitor report, which offer Us maps by metropolitan area showing different economic indicators. At least according to these indices, the MSP metro economy seems not to be growing as quickly as other cities in the country.

Here’s one showing growth, defined as a combination of increase in jobs, increase in overall metro GDP, and increase in jobs at “young firms.” The Twin Cities is below average:

 

Here’s another one that measure “inclusion”, a combination of overall wages, “relative earnings poverty”, and employment rate. Here the MSP metro does a lot better:

If you’re curious about these data, check out the whole report at the Brookings website.