In 2016, the regions with the highest levels of HERD expenditures in the extra-large quartile were New York ($4.3 billion), Boston ($3.2 billion), and Baltimore ($2.9 billion). Durham-Chapel Hill ($2.1 billion), Madison ($1.1 billion), and New Haven ($888.8 million) had the highest levels among the second quartile. Ann Arbor ($1.4 billion), Gainesville ($791.3 million), and Urbana-Champaign ($625.1 million) had the highest overall levels of HERD expenditures among the third quartile, while Ithaca ($781.7 million), College Station, Texas ($892.7 million), and State College, Pennsylvania ($825.6 million) led among the smallest regions.
An analysis of HERD intensity, as measured by the proportion of a region’s HERD to its GMP, finds considerable variation among metropolitan areas. Unsurprisingly, while overall HERD levels were much higher among the largest regions, HERD intensity was highest among smaller metropolitan areas. The figure below presents HERD intensity for the 10 most HERD-intensive metropolitan areas in each quartile. Data on the other metropolitan regions can be found in the excel file attached at the bottom of this document.
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