Written by Paul Brinkmann
JULY 7, 2016, 1:16 PM
Florida’s gross domestic product, or overall economic output, grew 3.1 percent in 2015,
beating the national growth rate of 2.4 percent the third fastest rate among all large states.
In a news release, Gov. Rick Scott’s office pointed out that Florida’s growth outpaced the growth rates of California and Texas. Not surprisingly, real estate rents and leasing made up the biggest part of Florida’s contribution to GDP growth in the Southeast, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.