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POLICOM's MSA Economic Strength Ranking

MSA
2014 Rank
2013 Rank
2012 Rank
2011 Rank
Des Moines, IA
1
2
2
6
Nashville, TN
5
3
4
8
Madison, WI
16
6
7
12
Indianapolis, IN
29
18
27
27
Lexington, KY
86
65
73
102
Chattanooga, TN-GA
118
112
113
118
Peoria, IL
119
149
152
144
Grand Rapids, MI
162
184
155
129
Toledo, OH
178
209
243
276
Evansville, IN-KY
196
178
191
176
Dayton, OH
217
252
271
295
Fort Wayne, IN
241
239
251
250
South Bend, IN-MI
262
219
256
223
Rockford, IL
284
292
301
290
Kalamazoo, MI
298
297
299
307

There were 381 MSAs in the 2014 study, there were 366 MSAs in prior studies. Des Moines, IA 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 2014 ranking as presented in the table above.