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You make some interesting points; however, the population of greater Boston-Providence is 5.2 million, at best. You do make some interesting observations about retail and consumer/industrial products, but most of the companies you quote are national (or international) companies whose sales are distributed accordingly. I guess Staples sales, for instance, must be counted in total as part of the Boston economy, but that - to me - is very misleading, since most of the jobs generated by the company have nothing to do with MA or RI. The same could be said for CVS, etc.

Oh, and I think most of us know who TJ Maxx is :)

As always, I appreciate your thoughtful responses.
Haha yeah, all us locals know TJ Maxx, but I was unaware of its massive revenue until recently. Who knew selling unadvertised brand-name items for 1/3 their retail value could be so profitable?

But one more point of clarification: as of 2005, the US Census has designated a new Boston-Worcester-Manchester, MA-RI-NH Combined Statistical Area, on which the US Mayor's Conference GDP data is based off of. The population of this new "Boston-Providence" CSA was 7,427,336, as of 2005. Here are the CSA components:

Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH Metropolitan Statistical Area (4,411,835)
-Boston-Quincy, MA Metropolitan Division (1,800,432)
----Norfolk County, Massachusetts
----Plymouth County, Massachusetts
----Suffolk County, Massachusetts
-Cambridge-Newton-Framingham, MA Metropolitan Division (1,459,011)
----Middlesex County, Massachusetts
-Essex County, MA Metropolitan Division (738,301)
----Essex County, Massachusetts
-Rockingham County-Strafford County, NH Metropolitan Division (414,091)
---Rockingham County, New Hampshire
---Strafford County, New Hampshire

Concord, NH Micropolitan Statistical Area (146,681)
---Merrimack County, New Hampshire

Laconia, NH Micropolitan Statistical Area (61,547)
---Belknap County, New Hampshire

Manchester-Nashua, NH Metropolitan Statistical Area (401,291)
---Hillsborough County, New Hampshire

Worcester, MA Metropolitan Statistical Area (783,262)
---Worcester County, Massachusetts

Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA Metropolitan Statistical Area (1,622,520)
---Bristol County, Massachusetts
---Bristol County, Rhode Island
---Kent County, Rhode Island
---Newport County, Rhode Island
---Providence County, Rhode Island
---Washington County, Rhode Island
 

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Sorry to reopen this old thread but I see some error. :)

1st. The GDP of PWC are not the GDP PPP of metropolitan but the GDP PPP of urban area.

2nd. It is a bit strange to compare the GDP PPP for the cities, I can understand for countries or for the GDP per capita but not for the cities

3nd. In Nominal the GDP of Paris or London metro area are higher than the GDP Chicago metro
Note that the Nominal GDP of Paris or London are higher than their GDP PPP

This is the nomimal GDP for those cities in 2004
Convertissed in dollar with the current echange rate. (the GDP of 2006 is higher because these metro area have an economical growth)

London (14 million inhabitants)
€ 546.8 billion
$ 742.5 billion

Paris (11.5 million inhabitants)
€ 465.7 billion
$ 632.4 billion
Source

Thanks you. :)
and sorry for my bad english. :D
 

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Extended List (Top 20 US Metros)

Rank 2005 2002 2003 2004 2005
1 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY- 820.9 847.1 902.4 952.6
2 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 502.1 528.0 567.6 604.8
3 Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI 365.9 381.9 399.9 422.0
4 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 238.6 256.3 280.1 300.4
5 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 229.2 238.6 260.0 284.5
6 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 227.1 236.5 250.3 264.8
7 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 191.9 204.0 221.2 244.4
8 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 210.9 218.1 230.5 241.1
9 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 186.1 190.8 201.5 213.5
10 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 178.4 184.0 197.1 212.4
11 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Miami Beach, FL 162.4 171.8 187.0 206.1
12 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI 165.2 171.9 172.9 177.5
13 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 138.9 142.3 149.0 158.0
14 Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 120.3 128.0 136.2 153.2
15 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 128.6 135.8 145.2 151.9
16 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 117.0 124.4 134.5 143.4
17 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 98.8 108.1 121.1 133.0
18 Baltimore-Towson, MD 101.4 105.9 113.7 121.6
19 Denver-Aurora, CO 98.7 102.4 108.5 116.4
20 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 85.6 90.6 99.8 110.5
 

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Those aren't "extended metros"; they seem to be basic MSAs (especially considering that San Jose isn't being included with the SF-Oakland numbers and that Worcester isn't part of the Boston numbers....)

CSA data from 2005:

1. New York City CSA: $1.103 T
2. Los Angeles/Long Beach/Riverside CSA: $770.6 B
3. Washington/Baltimore CSA: $436 B
4. Chicago CSA: $429.6 B
5. Boston/Providence CSA: $364.6 B
6. San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose CSA: $357.8 B
7. Philadelphia/Reading CSA: $286.1 B
8. Dallas/Fort Worth CSA: $284.5 B
9. Houston/Beaumont CSA: $244.4 B
10. Atlanta/Sandy Springs/Marietta MSA: $212.4 B
 

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^^ WOW!! the numbers for LA are really awesome!!
 

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^^ Of Course L.A extended metros has 17 million inhabitants, it is by the far the second biggest in USA
L.A MSA has 13 million inhabitants ?
 

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Chicagoland: 9.5 million people

Greater London: 12+ million people
chicago has to be over 10 million by now. will county is one of the 10 fastest growing counties in america and towns like bolingbrook and joliet are amongst the fastest growing towns in America. in fact, will county is the only county among the fastest 10 growing counties in the united states that does NOT reside in the sunbelt.
 

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Population Growth
* Will County is 1st in population growth of all Illinois Counties
* Will County is 1st in new home construction in Illinois
* Joliet is the 14th fastest growing city of 100,000 or more in the US
* Bolingbrook is the 24th wealthiest zip code in Chicago land
* Will County is the 10th fastest growing county in the USA
* Will County is 36th Nationally in New Job Creation
* Will County is now 88th of the 100 Most Populous Counties in the USA

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"From 2000 to 2006, Will County's population has increased by an estimated 165,950 people, from 502,267 to 668,217. It is the only Illinois county in the top 10. Will County is 10th out of 3,141 counties in the nation in numeric growth. "

-Joliet Herald News, March 22, 2007

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POPULATION
Since the 2000 Census, Will County has grown by 165,950 residents A 33% increase – largest in the State
1990 Population: 357,313
2000 Population: 502,266
July, 2006: 668,217

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* Will County has the 4th largest population in Illinois (after Cook, DuPage, and Lake Counties)
* Will County is the fastest growing county in Illinois
* Growth in Will County is three times the rate of the Chicago MSA
* Will County has the fastest housing growth at 43% between 1990 and 2000
* Total employment in Will County has increased 75%, from 106,073 in 1985, to 185,235 in 2000.

For more information, go to www.willcountylanduse.com

Source: Will County Center for Economic Development, Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission
 

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^^ Of Course L.A extended metros has 17 million inhabitants, it is by the far the second biggest in USA
L.A MSA has 13 million inhabitants ?

So with the projected growth at 2.2% yearly the extended metro would surpass the 1 trillion by 2020.
 

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i thought orlando would be up there...
Orlando MSA is the 28th largest in the nation, with 2.0 million people..., and the Orlando CSA has only 2.6 million people. It's not going to go over in total GDP... in comparison:

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   CSA/MSA                Pop        GDP        GDP per capita
1. NYC CSA:               22.0 mil   1103.0 bn  50190.61 (2)
2. LA/Long Beach CSA:     17.8 mil    770.6 bn  43350.62 (8)
3. Wash/Bal CSA:           8.2 mil    436.0 bn  53098.12 (1)
4. Chicago CSA:            9.7 mil    429.6 bn  44173.37 (7)
5. Bos/Prov CSA:           7.5 mil    364.6 bn  48837.11 (4)
6. SF/Oakland/SJ CSA:      7.2 mil    357.8 bn  49495.45 (3)
7. Philly/Reading CSA:     6.4 mil    286.1 bn  44824.19 (5)
8. Dallas/Ft Worth CSA:    6.4 mil    284.5 bn  44734.41 (6)
9. Houston/Beaumont CSA:   5.6 mil    244.4 bn  43325.06 (9)
10. Atlanta/Marietta MSA:  5.1 mil    212.4 bn  41337.25 (10)
Note that they incidentally nearly match the rank by population, as it should, otherwise it would indicate great GDP disparity.

source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Table_of_United_States_Combined_Statistical_Areas
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Populations are 2006, and GDP is 2005

*calculations done with full population figure (not rounded figures)
 

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Like Orlando, Las Vegas is a small CSA (31st) with 1.8 million people. It shouldn't have a GDP anywhere near the top ten.
 

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I don't really agree with that statics, WHERE'S MIAMI?? ALBURQUERQUE?? These are not included.
 

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Yes, London is the financial capital of the world. New York is the business capital of the world.
I'm afraid that some people have fed into the hype in the UK forums, and actually believe it!

Sorry, but NYC is universally known as the financial capital of the world no matter what the LDN forumers like to say. CNBC even has it as its slogan!
 

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The growth projections look kind of wrong. All the Southern cities are growing well below what they should, NYC/Chi/LA growing less than the national average, etc. Cities always grow more than the rural areas, so this is a miscalculaton.
 
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