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Fastest Growing Local Economy in Every State

Colorado: Kiowa County
> Real GDP growth, 2015 to 2020: +86.4% (county); +10.8% (state)
> Fastest growing industry: Manufacturing
> Unemployment rate, Feb. 2022: 2.4%
> Median household income: $39,503
> Largest place in county: Eads

Connecticut: Tolland County
> Real GDP growth, 2015 to 2020: +3.4% (county); +-2.8% (state)
> Fastest growing industry: Transportation and warehousing
> Unemployment rate, Feb. 2022: 4.8%
> Median household income: $87,809
> Largest place in county: Storrs

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Delaware: Kent County
> Real GDP growth, 2015 to 2020: +12.9% (county); +-7.1% (state)
> Fastest growing industry: Management of companies and enterprises
> Unemployment rate, Feb. 2022: 5.2%
> Median household income: $60,117
> Largest place in county: Dover

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Florida: Sumter County
> Real GDP growth, 2015 to 2020: +45.3% (county); +10.8% (state)
> Fastest growing industry: Construction
> Unemployment rate, Feb. 2022: 4.2%
> Median household income: $59,618
> Largest place in county: The Villages

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Georgia: Brooks County
> Real GDP growth, 2015 to 2020: +47.0% (county); +9.7% (state)
> Fastest growing industry: Utilities
> Unemployment rate, Feb. 2022: 3.2%
> Median household income: $37,516
> Largest place in county: Quitman

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