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Fastest Growing Local Economy in Every State

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New Mexico: Eddy County
> Real GDP growth, 2015 to 2020: +31.9% (county); +3.3% (state)
> Fastest growing industry: Management of companies and enterprises
> Unemployment rate, Feb. 2022: 4.3%
> Median household income: $65,000
> Largest place in county: Carlsbad

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New York: Rensselaer County
> Real GDP growth, 2015 to 2020: +23.3% (county); +3.4% (state)
> Fastest growing industry: Manufacturing
> Unemployment rate, Feb. 2022: 3.7%
> Median household income: $72,510
> Largest place in county: Troy

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North Carolina: Transylvania County
> Real GDP growth, 2015 to 2020: +89.5% (county); +5.1% (state)
> Fastest growing industry: Manufacturing
> Unemployment rate, Feb. 2022: 3.3%
> Median household income: $51,509
> Largest place in county: Brevard

North Dakota: Towner County
> Real GDP growth, 2015 to 2020: +110.1% (county); +-3.5% (state)
> Fastest growing industry: Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting
> Unemployment rate, Feb. 2022: 2.9%
> Median household income: $49,464
> Largest place in county: Cando

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Ohio: Monroe County
> Real GDP growth, 2015 to 2020: +78.2% (county); +1.9% (state)
> Fastest growing industry: Administrative and support and waste management and remediation services
> Unemployment rate, Feb. 2022: 8.3%
> Median household income: $46,241
> Largest place in county: Woodsfield

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