We just received the most wonderful gift from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis. For the first time ever, the BEA has calculated Gross Domestic Product for counties.
GDP is the value of goods and services produced each year, in current prices or adjusted for inflation. It’s the most complete measure of economic activity we have. The BEA has added up the GDP for the nation and the states for decades, but never for counties. Now it has provided those numbers for 18 years, 2001 through 2018. Check their website at www.bea.gov.