Real gross domestic product increased at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.2% in the second quarter, the BEA published this morning. This was the second estimate for Q2, the initial estimate had been a growth rate of 4.0%.
In Q1, GDP decreased at a rate of 2.1%.
A recent presentation from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis includes the below depiction of the regional shift in U.S. manufacturing. From 1981 to 2011, manufacturing activity moved out of the New England, Great Lakes, and Mideast regions and moved into the Southwest, Southeast, and Far West regions.