The Brookings Institute has released a ranking ofÂ the economic vitality, or lack thereof, of the world's 200 largest metropolitan areas, with Nashville in the 89th position.
The 200 areas account for nearly half of the entire global economy. Brookings titles the workÂ Global MetroMonitor 2011: Volatility, Growth, and Recovery.
Houston, at 19th, is the only U.S.Â city to crack the top 20. Memphis ranked 171st and is the only other Tennessee city on the list. Nashville peer city Charlotte finished at 145th.
The information can be viewedÂ here.