Alexandr Trubetskoy created the map using 2013 data from an IHS Global Insight report on US Metro economies. Each color on the map represents a quarter of America's roughly $16 trillion economy.
It was a revision of his original map below that was shared widely on social media. He said he changed it due to criticism against his original methodology.
Other interesting facts from the report include:
– Out of the 100 largest economies in the world, 36 belong to US metro areas.
– New York City ranks as the 13th largest economy in the world, surpassing countries like Spain, Mexico and South Korea.
– New York and Los Angeles produce more than 46 of American states.