Washington County posts fastest GDP rise in R.I. in 2018

WASHINGTON COUNTY had the fastest GDP growth rate in Rhode Island in 2018 at 5.3%. / COURTESY BUREAU OF ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
WASHINGTON COUNTY had the fastest GDP growth rate in Rhode Island in 2018 at 5.3%. / COURTESY BUREAU OF ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
PROVIDENCE – Real gross domestic product in Washington County increased faster than any other county in the state in 2018, rising 5.3% year over year, the Bureau of Economic Analysis said on Thursday. The report measured GDP in chained 2012 dollars. The state was said to have a total of $53.6 billion in chained dollars…

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