The Metropolitan New Economy Index builds on work begun in The New Economy Index and the The State New Economy Index, in which the authors used a new set of economic indicators to illustrate the structural foundations of what they and others have called the “New Economy.” In the first report, they tracked the transformation of the U.S. economy along four main lines: the industrial and occupational mix, globalization, entrepreneurial dynamism and competition, and the IT revolution. In the second report, they applied a similar set of indicators to the 50 states. Here, they look at the nation’s top 50 metropolitan regions. The top ten — San Francisco, Austin, Seattle, Raleigh-Durham, San Diego, Washington, Denver, Boston, Salt Lake City, and Minneapolis.
Sources: Case Western Reserve University, Progressive Policy Institute
Subjects: Economics, Miscellaneous