Bloomberg: Houston the Ninth-Richest City in The U.S.

by Lolita Thomas

rsz_aerial_views_of_the_houston_texas_28005u_1A new study from Bloomberg Business has rated Houston as the ninth-richest city in the U.S.

The gross metropolitan product per resident in Houston, according to Bloomberg, was $70,097.  Boston’s biotech industry has greatly impacted the cities GMP. Since 2008, Boston raised  two places on Bloomberg’s list and Portland, Oregon raised six spots.The survey compared statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis on 100 of the largest metropolitan statistical areas in the U.S.

The gross metropolitan product (GMP) rising numbers is attributed to the increase in the number of educated workers. In the Silicon Valley, the GMP was double of the national average with $105, 482. Bridgeport, Connecticut came in second with $94,349. Other prosperous tech areas outside of the Bay affected by the industry boom have been helped by the success of websites such as Amazon and Zulily. Since 2009, Seattle’s GMP per capita grew by a cumulative 7.9 percent. Below is a chart of Bloomberg’s full rankings:

20 Rich U.S Cities


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