by Ryan Streeter on October 9, 2014. Follow Ryan on Twitter.
Geographically, the recovery has been concentrated in a relative handful of regions. Nationwide, real per capita GDP rose a meager 3.8% from 2010 through 2013…[A] handful of metropolitan areas have enjoyed much faster growth. For the most part, these are areas that have cashed in on the current technology or energy booms, and in some cases, both. Also, surprisingly, there have been some very good gains in some of the nation’s long-distressed industrial heartland metro areas, as the combination of energy development and a resurgent automobile industry have boosted regional GDP.
That’s Joel Kotkin in his latest Forbes piece. Here’s the top 25 fastest-growing cities since the recession ended: