Wisconsin’s economic growth was among the slowest in the country and lagged behind all nearby states in 2021, although the state did end the year on a strong note, according to preliminary data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

The state’s real gross domestic product increased 3.8% from 2020 to 2021, the 10th slowest rate in the country. It was the slowest growth among nearby states, a group led by Indiana’s 6.9% growth. Iowa, 6.4%, and Michigan, 6.2%, also both topped 6% while Minnesota and Illinois grew 5.7% and 5% respectively.

Across the wider Midwest region, only North Dakota at 2.1% had a slower growth rate than Wisconsin in 2021.

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