The Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue metropolitan area has been recognized in a new study as the strongest economy in the country. According to Florida-based economic research firm Policom’s “Economic Strength Ratings – 2010,” a study of local and state economies, Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue rates No. 1, moving up from last year’s No. 12 ranking. Policom used 23 different economic factors to analyze the 366 metropolitan statistical areas; most of the highest-ranking areas shared rapid, consistent growth in both size and quality for an extended period of time.
The statistical areas that followed the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue region were Washington, D.C.-Arlington, Va.-Alexandria, W.V. and Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colo. Policom’s full 2010 report explains the group’s research methods and includes complete rankings for all 366 Metropolitan Statistical Areas and Micropolitan Statistical Areas for 2010.
Click here to view the Puget Sound Business Journal’s coverage of the study.
Click here to download the Policom press release.
Click here to download the full Policom report, “Economic Strength Rankings – 2010”