What it means for the economy when a city like Houston shuts down

This recent article published by Daniel Gross on Slate.com titled “The Economy Minus Houston” describes the important economic role that Houston plays within the context of the broader U.S. economy. As the fourth largest city in the United States, Houston is an economic powerhouse and home to over 6 million people who work in various global industries including energy, chemicals and healthcare. Given Houston’s $503 billion contribution to GDP (in 2015), many people expect the disruption caused by Hurricane Harvey will be temporarily felt across the nation in the form of higher fuel prices and lost economic growth.

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