Special Report

Fastest Growing Local Economy in Every State

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21. Massachusetts: Suffolk County
> GDP change 2013-2018: +18.4% (county) +13.8% (state)
> 2018 county GDP: $112.7 billion (22.3% of state GDP)
> Fastest growing industry: Management of companies and enterprises
> Unemployment change 2013-2018: -3.2 ppt. (6.2% to 3.0%)
> Median household income: $64,582 (county) $77,378 (state)
> Largest place in county: Boston

22. Michigan: Mackinac County
> GDP change 2013-2018: +41.8% (county) +10.9% (state)
> 2018 county GDP: $620.6 million (0.1% of state GDP)
> Fastest growing industry: Real estate and rental and leasing
> Unemployment change 2013-2018: -2.5 ppt. (12.2% to 9.7%)
> Median household income: $46,507 (county) $54,938 (state)
> Largest place in county: St. Ignace

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23. Minnesota: Red Lake County
> GDP change 2013-2018: +35.9% (county) +11.1% (state)
> 2018 county GDP: $229.7 million (0.1% of state GDP)
> Fastest growing industry: Retail trade
> Unemployment change 2013-2018: -1.5 ppt. (6.7% to 5.2%)
> Median household income: $56,588 (county) $68,411 (state)
> Largest place in county: Red Lake Falls

24. Mississippi: Choctaw County
> GDP change 2013-2018: +62.6% (county) +3.2% (state)
> 2018 county GDP: $703.0 million (0.7% of state GDP)
> Fastest growing industry: Government and government enterprises
> Unemployment change 2013-2018: -3.7 ppt. (8.5% to 4.8%)
> Median household income: $37,203 (county) $43,567 (state)
> Largest place in county: Ackerman

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25. Missouri: Douglas County
> GDP change 2013-2018: +59.8% (county) +4.8% (state)
> 2018 county GDP: $599.3 million (0.2% of state GDP)
> Fastest growing industry: Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction
> Unemployment change 2013-2018: -4.8 ppt. (9.4% to 4.6%)
> Median household income: $34,372 (county) $53,560 (state)
> Largest place in county: Ava