Report: Providence County accounts for majority of GDP in R.I., Washington County fastest growing in 2015

WASHINGTON COUNTY had the highest percent GDP growth from 2014 to 2015 in Rhode Island while Providence County accounted for the majority of all GDP in the state. Meanwhile, Bristol County, Mass., GDP was larger than all counties' GDP in Rhode Island, except Providence County. / COURTESY BUREAU OF ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
WASHINGTON COUNTY had the highest percent GDP growth from 2014 to 2015 in Rhode Island while Providence County accounted for the majority of all GDP in the state. Meanwhile, Bristol County, Mass., GDP was larger than all counties' GDP in Rhode Island, except Providence County. / COURTESY BUREAU OF ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
PROVIDENCE – Providence County accounted for more real gross domestic product in Rhode Island than all other counties combined in 2015, according to a prototype analysis of county-by-county GDP, the first of its kind, released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis Wednesday. The report, which is presented in chained 2012 dollars, said Providence County GDP…

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