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POLICOM's MSA Economic Strength Ranking

MSA
2013 Rank
2012 Rank
2011 Rank
2010 Rank
Des Moines, IA
2
2
6
7
Nashville, TN
3
4
8
13
Madison, WI
6
7
12
9
Indianapolis, IN
18
27
27
26
Lexington, KY
65
73
102
67
Chattanooga, TN-GA
112
113
118
99
Peoria, IL
149
152
144
116
Evansville, IN-KY
178
191
176
168
Grand Rapids, MI
184
155
129
97
Toledo, OH
209
243
276
249
South Bend, IN-MI
219
256
223
189
Fort Wayne, IN
239
251
250
221
Dayton, OH
252
271
295
265
Rockford, IL
292
301
290
261
Kalamazoo, MI
297
299
307
279

There were 366 MSAs in this study. Washington, D.C. was ranked number one and the lowest ranking was held by Danville, IL.

The names of the MSAs have been abbreviated. For a complete list of the areas involved visit Policom.com.

Chart showing the 2013 ranking as presented in the table above.