The Atlantic Cities posted a map from Zara Matheson at the Martin Prosperity Institute which compared the economies of U.S. metropolitan areas to the economies of countries using data from here. The analysis found that New York City’s $1.4 trillion economy was about on par with Australia’s economy – the 12th largest in the world.
(We decided to compare the 2012 GDP’s of metropolitan areas and countries, hence some of the numerical differences.)
No Wisconsin cities made that map, so we made our own. No Wisconsin metro area cracked the top 100
worldwide, and Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis fell just short of that honor at
101. In 2012, that economy produced a GDP of $88.7 billion – just over Angola’s