Syracuse area dead last in economic growth among 100 largest U.S. metros

The Syracuse area ranks last in economic growth and near the bottom in prosperity and economic inclusion among the nation's 100 largest metros, according to a report from a Washington, D.C., think tank.

The Syracuse metro ranked 100 — with 100 being the worst — in economic growth, according to the 2017 Metro Monitor report from the Brookings Institution's metropolitan policy program.

It ranked the Syracuse metro 80th in prosperity (changes in wealth and income) and 83rd in inclusion (how the benefits of growth and prosperity are distributed among individuals).

The report focuses on the economic performance of the nation's 100 largest metro areas from 2010 to 2015, a period when the nation's recovery from the Great Recession quickened.

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