Sorry, Canada—your entire economy would fit inside Tokyo”

Richard Florida maps the economies of cities relative to nations:

Although it’s common to rate and rank the economic power of nations—think of all the articles you’ve read about China catching up with and eventually overtaking the United States in terms of GDP—the real economic power centers of the world economy are cities and metro areas.

To put that into perspective, let’s look at how the economies of the world’s largest metros match up to national economies.


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March 17, 2017 · city · economy · list · rankings · gap · city lab · Richard florida

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