The region’s gross domestic product rose 6.6 percent last year.

The GDP for the North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota metropolitan area increased to $28.4 billion.

An increase of 5.4 percent happened from 2013 to 2014.

The Herald-Tribune reports the area last year had the 91st largest GDP in the country.

Government figures show the finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing industry group contributed over one percentage point of growth in 48 communities.

Charlotte County’s total GDP last year jumped to $3.79 billion.

That number represented an improvement of 18 percent from 2010.