Seattle joins list of nation’s top 10 regional economies

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Puget Sound Business Journal | Paxtyn Merten

The Seattle metro area has broken onto the list of the top 10 regional economies in the United States, Greater Seattle Partners announced Tuesday.

After growing its real gross domestic product by 5.1% to $382.6 billion in 2019, the region outpaced former No. 10 Atlanta by about $10.8 billion, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA).

Atlanta had the No. 10 spot since at least 2001, which is the earliest available BEA data. Seattle ranked 13th until 2006, when it surpassed Detroit, and in 2012 it surpassed Miami-Fort Lauderdale to claim the No. 11 spot.