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Greene County ranks. No. 5 statewide on SmartAsset's economic growth report.
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Greene County ranks. No. 5 statewide on SmartAsset's economic growth report.

Report: Greene County's economic growth among best in state

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Greene County is experiencing greater economic growth than many other areas in the state, according to a new report from financial data tracking firm SmartAsset.

The report indicates Greene County's inflation-adjusted gross domestic product grew by $557 million between 2019 and 2021. That ranks the area No. 5 among Missouri counties.

Additionally, SmartAsset measured 9.9 new building permits per 1,000 homes.

Business growth, defined as the number of new businesses established over the three-year period, was down 1.9%, according to the report.

St. Louis County is No. 1 in Missouri, with GDP growth of roughly $2 billion over the past three years, according to the report. No. 2 is Jackson County, with GDP growth of $1.2 billion, followed by No. 3 Saint Louis City (which also is a county), at $646 million, and No. 4 Saint Charles County, at $567 million.

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