Figures say Kansas lags other states in growth

Kansas Flag (KSN Photo)
Kansas Flag (KSN Photo)

TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) — New federal statistics show Kansas’ gross domestic product grew slightly faster than the national average last year but still lagged behind most other states in the region.

That the U.S. Department of Commerce says Kansas’ gross domestic product grew 1.9 percent in 2013.

GDP is the value of finished goods and services and is considered a key indicator of economic health.

The U.S. saw a 1.8 percent growth in its GDP last year.

But the statistics showed that among eight neighboring or Plains states, only Missouri saw lower GDP growth than Kansas, with 0.8 percent.

The top GDP growth in the region was North Dakota’s 9.7 percent, followed by Oklahoma at 4.2 percent and Colorado at 3.8 percent. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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