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Fastest Growing Local Economy in Every State

South Dakota: Clark County
> Real GDP growth, 2015 to 2020: +53.5% (county); +2.2% (state)
> Fastest growing industry: Utilities
> Unemployment rate, Feb. 2022: 3.8%
> Median household income: $50,709
> Largest place in county: Clark

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Tennessee: Moore County
> Real GDP growth, 2015 to 2020: +134.8% (county); +3.9% (state)
> Fastest growing industry: Construction
> Unemployment rate, Feb. 2022: 1.8%
> Median household income: $63,762
> Largest place in county: Lynchburg, Moore County

Texas: Loving County
> Real GDP growth, 2015 to 2020: +285.9% (county); +8.0% (state)
> Fastest growing industry: Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction
> Unemployment rate, Feb. 2022: 0.8%
> Median household income: $44,076
> Largest place in county: Mentone

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Utah: Utah County
> Real GDP growth, 2015 to 2020: +36.0% (county); +20.9% (state)
> Fastest growing industry: Management of companies and enterprises
> Unemployment rate, Feb. 2022: 1.8%
> Median household income: $77,057
> Largest place in county: Provo

Vermont: Franklin County
> Real GDP growth, 2015 to 2020: +5.1% (county); +-1.6% (state)
> Fastest growing industry: Wholesale trade
> Unemployment rate, Feb. 2022: 3.0%
> Median household income: $65,314
> Largest place in county: St. Albans

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