Peter Saint-Andre quotes from a study showing how U.S. metro areas stack up economically against other countries in the world economy.
In other words, if the New York City metropolitan area was a country, where would it show up in a list ranking countries by Gross Domestic Product?
It would be 10th place apparently, just behind Canada, but ahead of India.
Poor Chicagoland is in 19th place. We are behind Russia. I can't believe we were outproduced by Russia! On the other hand, we are just ahead of Switzerland and Belgium.
Outproduced by Russians?
We really should be blushin'.
I take some solace in this:
At least we beat the Swiss.