That figure was just behind Cincinnati and just ahead of the state of Mississippi. In Florida, the Orlando area represented 13.7 percent of the state’s economy, in third place after Miami-Fort Lauderdale and Tampa-St. Petersburg. The Miami region’s economy ranks in the top 50 economies of the world at $285 billion.
The region, which includies Kissimmee and Sanford, also ranked high for projected growth of its gross product through 2020.
In that ranking, Orlando was in rare company with fast-growing areas like Austin, Tex., and Raleigh, N.C. Orlando was expected to see growth of 4.1 percent in it’s economic output for the next seven years.