Fourth Economy Community Index Current Rankings

In 2012, Fourth Economy Consulting launched the inaugural Fourth Economy Community Index, ranking the top communities across the country that are ideally positioned to attract modern investment and managed economic growth.

The communities listed below represent the latest communities analyzed by the Fourth Economy team.

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2013 Fourth Economy Community Index: Large-Sized Counties

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1Durham County, North Carolina

6Dakota County, Minnesota


2Sedgwick County, Kansas

7Lehigh County, Pennsylvania


3Guilford County, North Carolina

8Polk County, Iowa


4Linn County, Iowa

9Kalamazoo County, Michigan


5Onondaga County, New York

10Hamilton County, Tennessee