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Only Wyoming saw less growth than Connecticut.
The largest rate of growth from 2018 to 2019 was in Windham County, where GDP rose by 2.6% to about $4.7 billion.
Connecticut recorded the lowest year-over-year decline among the New England states.
The state is also one of just three – along with West Virginia and Wyoming – whose workforce has shrunk since the Great Recession in 2008.
The figure easily surpasses the $745.7 million the sector contributed in 2017, according to the Beer Institute, which represents two-thirds of breweries in Connecticut.
Connecticut's gross domestic product growth, which was the 21st highest in the nation, was led by the finance and insurance sectors, which recorded an increase of 0.64 percent.
Although Connecticut’s personal income was above the U.S. average of a 4.3 percent increase, it ranked 27th in the nation.
Connecticut ranked second in the nation during 2017 in average income with $71,000, but 44th among the states in income growth.
Connecticut's third-quarter 2017 performance was led by the finance and insurance industries, followed by manufacturing.