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7/20/2017
Pulaski County, Arkansas Named One of Top 10 Large-sized Communities for 2017

The latest edition of the Fourth Economy Community Index was released today, recognizing the top ten large-sized and top 10 mid-sized Fourth Economy Communities. These communities — large-sized with populations between 150,000 and 499,999 and mid-sized with populations between 50,000 and 149,999 — were selected because they represent regions that are poised to achieve sustainable economic growth while attracting people and investment.

Top 10 Large-Sized Communities for 2017
1. Arlington County, Virginia
2. Norfolk County, Virginia
3. Shawnee County, Kansas
4. Chittenden County, Vermont
5. Pulaski County, Arkansas
6. Albany County, New York
7. Hampden County, Massachusetts
8. Minnehaha County, South Dakota
9. Peoria County, Illinois
10. Champaign County, Illinois

Top 10 Mid-Sized Communities for 2017
1. Christian County, Kentucky
2. Riley County, Kansas
3. Harrisonburg County, Virginia
4. Curry County, New Mexico
5. Liberty County, Georgia
6. Eagle County, Colorado
7. Vernon Parish, Louisiana
8. Story County, Iowa
9. Roanoke County, Virginia
10. Cascade County, Montana

The Fourth Economy Community Index is an independently conducted analysis intended to serve as a benchmark for community stakeholders to assess their capacity to attract and retain 21st-century investment while also improving the resiliency of their communities in response to future economic fluctuations.