1:59 pm January 25, 2010, by Kyle Wingfield
I’ve spent the morning working on some longer pieces which I’ll post later this week, but in the meantime here’s an interesting chart courtesy of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (you may have read this article about the mayors’ complaints last week to President Obama about the ineffectiveness of the stimulus). The chart below is taken from page 3 of these charts.
This chart shows the economic size of various American metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) relative to entire nations. It would also be interesting to see this done on a per capita basis: Finland and Ireland, the two European countries just above and below the Atlanta-Sandy Springs MSA, are in the same population range as metro Atlanta (four million to five million). So, there wouldn’t be much difference. The New York City MSA, on the other hand, has a population of about 19 million [note: this figure corrected from original text] — versus 33 million in Canada and more than 1.1 billion in India.
I’ll expect a cut of any bar bets won with this information…
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