Kansas' GDP growth lagging

6/11/2014

By Dan Voorhis

By Dan Voorhis

The Wichita Eagle

(MCT) — Kansas grew 1.9 percent in 2013, lagging behind most states in a fast-growing strip of states in the middle of the country, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Overall, however, Kansas placed 23rd among the 50 states in a ranking of annual growth in gross domestic product.

States on the Great Plains and in the Rocky Mountains saw strong growth in oil and gas drilling and processing, and strong agricultural returns, which made them the nation's fastest growing states.

North Dakota grew 9.7 percent; Oklahoma, 4.2 percent; Colorado 3.8 percent; Texas grew 3.7 percent; South Dakota, 3.1 percent, Nebraska, 3.0 percent; Iowa, 2.9 percent and Arkansas 2.4 percent. New Mexico grew slower than Kansas, at 1.5 percent, and Missouri grew just 0.8 percent.

Kansas grew 0.4 percent in 2012; 3.8 percent in 2011 and 3.1 percent in 2010.

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