Milwaukee County economy grew 5.2% in 2021, surpassing pre-pandemic levels


Milwaukee County’s real GDP grew 5.2% in 2021, reaching its highest level on record a year after the COVID-19 pandemic shrank Milwaukee County’s economy to its lowest level since 2009. Seven of the eight counties in the southeastern Wisconsin region managed to exceed pre-pandemic GDP levels in 2021. The one exception was Ozaukee County. At

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Arthur covers banking and finance and the economy at BizTimes while also leading special projects as an associate editor. He also spent five years covering manufacturing at BizTimes. He previously was managing editor at The Waukesha Freeman. He is a graduate of Carroll University and did graduate coursework at Marquette. A native of southeastern Wisconsin, he is also a nationally certified gymnastics judge and enjoys golf on the weekends.

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