These cities account for half of America’s GDP (map)

Atrubetskoy from Reddit created a map showing just how vital these 23 cities are to the American economy:

American economic activity map cities

 

Here’s a further breakdown from the Bureau of Economic Analysis:

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Notice the scarcity of GOP-controlled metropolitan areas. 15 of the 23 are in Blue states. The remaining 8 are mostly Democratic oases within Republican-led statehouses.

Where’s your Ayn Rand now?

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