The U.S. economy may be stuck in low gear, but there are plenty of cities across the country that are booming.
Still, many smaller cities are getting left behind, according to the latest government data released Tuesday.
The numbers show that economies of most major American metro areas have fully recovered, but many smaller cities are still struggling to shake off the lingering impact of the Great Recession.
Of the 382 metro areas tracked by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, some 292 saw their local economies grow last year.
Among the largest local economies, San Jose, California, showed the strongest growth at 8.9 percent, led by the continued boom in information technology in the region.
Despite the recent recession in the oil patch brought by the collapse in oil prices, Texas cities continue to fare well. Houston saw its metro economy grow by 4.6 percent, roughly double the national pace.