Just a few years ago, Oklahoma boasted the fastest growing economy in the country, as its gross domestic product surged 6.6%.
But in 2010, that growth fell to a sluggish 1.0%.
Why? The state's oil industry grew so quickly with surging energy prices back in 2008, but during the recession and even into 2010, U.S. demand for energy declined.
Oil remains a strong sector for the state though, and now that energy demand is rising again, it's likely to help Oklahoma's economy pick up speed in 2011.
Check this interactive map to see how each state economy grew (or fell) last year. More
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