In 2011, the United States experienced slow economic expansion across the nation. While people attempted to recover from previous years that were hard on wallets, savings accounts and the job market, there have been some states that have continued to grow. If you are struggling to make ends meet, you may want to consider uprooting and heading out to one of the states where the economy is growing. The ten states that had the most growth in the United States are…
10. California – California boasts the nation’s largest economy at $2 trillion and grew 2% in 2011. Although California has had some rough years recently, but in 2011 California has started to move up. The improvement was accredited to the professional services and, manufacturing of durable goods in the tech sector.
9. Connecticut – Connecticut has an economy size of $230 billion and grew 2% in 2011. This state houses many metal and transportation equipment manufacturers. The manufacturing sector and professional services industry both contributed, enabling the growth of Connecticut’s economy.
8. Utah – Utah has an economy size of $124 billion and grew 2% in 2011. The legal, accounting and information services all grew in Utah throughout the year of 2011.
7. Massachusetts – Massachusetts has an economy size of $392 billion with a 2.2% growth rate in 2011. The manufacturing industry and professional services, like legal and accounting, enabled the state to grow throughout 2011.
6. Michigan – Michigan has an economy of $385 billion and grew 2.3% in 2011. As the auto sector was revived Michigan was able to grow immensely. About half of the growth in 2011 game from America’s “big three” automakers making a revival in Michigan.
5. Alaska – Alaska has an economy of $51 billion and grew 2.5% in 2011. The oil reserves in Alaska enabled the economy to grow.