economic growth

Mike Kazmierski stands on stage to give a presentation.
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Nevada is one of the fastest growing states in the country, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, but that growth comes with challenges.

Reno, Nevada was ranked first overall as the top performing metro area in 2019, according to Area Development magazine.
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The Mountain West is home to some of the top performing metro economies in 2019, according to a recent report by Area Development magazine, a publication focused on corporate site selection.

Topping the magazine’s overall rankings is Reno, Nevada, which, as the report notes, boasts a total employment rate more than triple the national average.

U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

The U.S. economy has been growing at a steady pace for years. But on the county level, across the country and especially in the Mountain West, changes in gross domestic product, or GDP, vary widely.

The United States added more than 200,000 jobs last month, according to the latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. While wages and jobs are growing in the Mountain West, they aren’t outpacing the skyrocketing cost of housing. 

U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

Personal income is on the rise across the country, and some of the biggest increases are in Mountain West states, according to data published last week by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.