The U.S. Economy in Maps (Updated)
Consider this a fun section on the U.S. economy.
A series of maps provides readers with insight into the nation’s social framework and key regional trends.
Three industries are especially highlighted: 1) the booming energy sector; 2) the thriving high-tech industry; and 3) possibly resurgent manufacturing.
And you can’t examine the latter without taking into account motor vehicle production.
Since much of construction activity is driven by demographic factors, there’s also a quick synopsis of the nation’s age structure, which can then play a role in median income levels.
Aging baby boomers are more concentrated in well-established areas, while young adults are moving to where there skills are most needed, in high-tech and resource development.
Be sure to check back here from time to time, as these maps will be updated and new ones added.