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Geweke sheds insight into Iowa metro growth

Iowa's nine metropolitan areas all experienced economic growth from 2004 to 2005, with Des Moines seeing the fastest growth at 7.2 percent to rank it 24th in the country, according to report from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. The report released on Wednesday measures the gross domestic product -- the broadest measure of economic activity -- in metropolitan areas. JOHN GEWEKE, director of the University of Iowa's Institute for Economic Research, said the report analyzed payroll numbers. This is from an ASSOCIATED PRESS story.

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