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Raleigh's in one of nation's 12 'regional powerhouses driving the U.S. economy'

Rebecca Troyer Fayetteville_Street_in_downtown_Raleigh,_North_Carolina
Triangle Business Journal
 

Raleigh is included in one of the nation’s 12 “regional powerhouses driving the U.S. economy,” according to a report released Wednesday by The Atlantic Cities.

The dozen regions identified by the urban thinktank include “Bos-Wash,” the largest region that includes Boston, New York and Washington, D.C.; “Chi-Pitts,” the midwestern area stretching from Chicago to Pittsburgh; and “Char-lanta,” which includes the Triangle.

“Char-lanta” is described as being “home to 22 million people, takes in 45 metros, including Atlanta, Georgia; Raleigh, North Carolina; and Birmingham, Alabama,” writes Atlantic Cities co-founder Richard Florida, in the report. “With more than a trillion in economic output, its economy is bigger that South Korea’s, placing it among the world’s fifteen largest economies.”

For other interesting factoids about these mega-regions, click here.

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