Metropolitan Statistical Areas are geographical entities established by the Office of Management and Budget and used by federal agencies for statistical information centering around socially and economically integrated areas. Michigan has 15 MSA’s of which 14 saw growth last year according to a Bureau of Economic Analysis report that was published last week.
The area in Michigan with the highest growth in 2013 was Monroe, which saw its gross domestic product grow 7.46 percent from 2012 to 2013.

PERCENT GROWTH
In Michigan’s 15 Metropolitan Statistical Areas:
• Ann Arbor: 2.15 percent
• Battle Creek: 2.85 percent
• Bay City: 4.36 percent
• Detroit-Warren-Dearborn: 2.98 percent
• Flint: 3.04 percent
• Grand Rapids-Wyoming: 5.8 percent
• Jackson: 5.84 percent
• Kalamazoo-Portage: 4.53 percent
• Lansing-East Lansing: 4.29 percent
• Midland: 1.68 percent
• Monroe: 7.46 percent
• Muskegon: 3.17 percent
• Niles-Benton Harbor: 6.72 percent
• Saginaw: 4.54 percent
• South Bend-Mishawaka: -0.65 percent
Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis