Gross Metropolitan Products for 366 Metro Areas. I know you probably know of many people talking about these types of data are tools. This is true, but we are in a new world now. We have come to understand that money does not flow like blood and we need to be smart with our investing choices.
We have learned that the best investments are not in our own back yards, so we want to look to the markets that can best accomplish the sustained returns we are looking for. These returns are in strong economic markets. This tool, of course, is not enough by itself to make an informed decision but it is a very important aspect of a real estate market so this tool may become a good friend to you.
This may prove to be an interesting tool to hang on to when analyzing your investment markets. The gross metropolitan product (GMP) for a given area is the dollar value of its annual output of goods and services. It is, in effect, a localized version of the better-known gross domestic product (GDP), which tracks the progress of the national economy. See the Gross Metropolitan Products for 366 Metro Areas here.