Special Report

Fastest Growing Local Economy in Every State

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11. Hawaii: Kauai County
> GDP change 2013-2018: +22.5% (county) +11.3% (state)
> 2018 county GDP: $4.1 billion (4.9% of state GDP)
> Fastest growing industry: Finance and insurance
> Unemployment change 2013-2018: -3.2 ppt. (5.7% to 2.5%)
> Median household income: $78,482 (county) $78,084 (state)
> Largest place in county: Kapaa

12. Idaho: Gooding County
> GDP change 2013-2018: +41.3% (county) +17.8% (state)
> 2018 county GDP: $1.3 billion (1.8% of state GDP)
> Fastest growing industry: Administrative and support and waste management and remediation services
> Unemployment change 2013-2018: -2.5 ppt. (4.9% to 2.4%)
> Median household income: $48,638 (county) $53,089 (state)
> Largest place in county: Gooding

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13. Illinois: Richland County
> GDP change 2013-2018: +51.9% (county) +6.2% (state)
> 2018 county GDP: $962.2 million (0.1% of state GDP)
> Fastest growing industry: Health care and social assistance
> Unemployment change 2013-2018: -3.6 ppt. (8.3% to 4.7%)
> Median household income: $48,724 (county) $63,575 (state)
> Largest place in county: Olney

14. Indiana: Grant County
> GDP change 2013-2018: +73.3% (county) +8.4% (state)
> 2018 county GDP: $4.3 billion (1.3% of state GDP)
> Fastest growing industry: Manufacturing
> Unemployment change 2013-2018: -5.1 ppt. (9.0% to 3.9%)
> Median household income: $42,593 (county) $54,325 (state)
> Largest place in county: Marion

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15. Iowa: Adams County
> GDP change 2013-2018: +40.9% (county) +9.9% (state)
> 2018 county GDP: $296.4 million (0.2% of state GDP)
> Fastest growing industry: Utilities
> Unemployment change 2013-2018: -1.8 ppt. (3.7% to 1.9%)
> Median household income: $49,229 (county) $58,580 (state)
> Largest place in county: Corning