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Topeka GDP Increases by $1.12 Billion Reaching Record High

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – The Greater Topeka Partnership and GO Topeka announced on Monday the size of Shawnee County’s total economy grew by 10.4% between 2020 and 2021, hitting a record high of nearly $12 billion.

The amount represents a $1.12 billion increase in gross domestic product in 2021, a number that eclipses the $1 billion in GDP growth Shawnee County between 2016 – 2020.  The data was provided by Chmura Economics, a labor market analysis firm. It also showed that Shawnee County is one of the four largest economies in Kansas. Together, Shawnee, Wyandotte, Johnson, and Sedgwick counties make up about 62% of Kansas’ total GDP.

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