How did your city’s economy do in 2011?

The Holland-Grand Haven area had the best 2011 when it came to economic growth in 2011 – at least as it compared to 2010.

Still, though, the West Michigan community counts for barely more than 2 percent of the state’s economy.

The Detroit-Warren-Livonia area still accounts for more than half of all the economic activity in the state – and it posted a healthy growth rate between 2010 and 2011. Still, though, the Detroit area economy is 10 percent smaller than it was in 2001.

To provide context to recent progress across Michigan, GDP totals for all 14 Metropolitan Statistical Areas – adjusted for inflation – are shown for 2001, 2010 and 2011. (The list is in alphabetical order.)

MSA200120102011
Ann Arbor16,028,000,00016,386,000,00016,434,000,000
Battle Creek 4,227,000,0004,230,000,0004,133,000,000
Bay City 2,592,000,0002,547,000,0002,533,000,000
Detroit-Warren-Livonia 196,705,000,000169,852,000,000175,774,000,000
Flint 11,871,000,0009,985,000,00010,173,000,000
Grand Rapids-Wyoming29,340,000,00028,963,000,00029,637,000,000
Holland-Grand Haven 8,211,000,0007,537,000,0007,856,000,000
Jackson 4,403,000,0004,182,000,0004,225,000,000
Kalamazoo-Portage 10,147,000,00010,692,000,00010,677,000,000
Lansing-East Lansing 16,237,000,00016,913,000,00016,825,000,000
Monroe 3,506,000,0003,253,000,0003,207,000,000
Muskegon-Norton Shores 4,554,000,0004,079,000,0004,194,000,000
Niles-Benton Harbor 4,826,000,0004,886,000,0004,737,000,000
Saginaw-Saginaw Township 6,794,000,0005,925,000,0006,040,000,000

Source: Bridge analysis of federal data

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Comments

Jim Prest
Tue, 03/05/2013 - 1:13pm
Nice list but how about including population data for each year?
Doug Drake
Tue, 03/05/2013 - 2:59pm
1. It's still all about autos...despite the recovery, we're down on share and down on volume from 2001, and it shows: 2001/2011 DWL down 10.6%, Flint down 14.3% 2. Better education and better economic diversity: Kzoo up 5.2%; Lansing/EL up 3.6%; AA up 2.5%; GR up 1.0%..the only metros with growth for hte decade We do need to continue to play some defense on manufacturing, but we really, really need to go on offense on education from pre school on up!