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Tennessee GDP continues to outpace national average

Tennessee’s economy has outpaced the national average in gross domestic product for the eighth year in a row. Data released from the Bureau of Economic Analysis shows that Tennessee’s GDP has grown at a 3% yearly average since 2017, compared to the U.S. average of 2.2%. On average, 30 counties within Tennessee grew faster than the state average with Wilson County leading the way over the past five years at 6%. Much of the state’s growth has been concentrated in Middle Tennessee while the state’s more rural and western counties tend to lag.