A vibrant community is almost always rooted in a solid economic base. Without it, efforts to achieve excellence in all facets of community life may falter. This category covers many dimensions of a solid regional economy: Jobs, earnings at those jobs, income levels, diversification of the economy, cost of living, headquartered companies, the presence of innovation and the distribution of income.
A full definition of each indicator, as well as its relevance to the two counties, can be found in the More Information section. The data themselves are available in a spreadsheet via the Download Data tab.
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