How Are Counties Doing? An Economic Status Survey – November 2009

Source: Jacqueline Byers, National Association of Counties, November 2009

In mid October 2009 NACo conducted a survey to look at the continuing impact of the economy on a sample of counties across the country. The sample group was made up primarily of midsize to smaller counties. Media reports of the impact of the economy have largely focused on the counties with the largest populations, but the majority of the counties in the country are midsize or smaller. This survey reveals that the downturn is widespread and is impacting counties of all sizes from several directions.

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