Heartland Institute Ranks Micropolitan Regions by Their Dynamism

Earlier this month, Heartland Forward released its annual report highlighting the country’s most dynamic micropolitan regions—defined as communities with a population between 10,000 and 50,000 people.

Consistent with the organization’s focus on improving the economies of America’s heartland through job creation, inclusive growth, and improved health outcomes, Heartland Forward conducts this assessment to allow local leaders to monitor and compare their community’s relative standings based on a number of factors. Pecos, Texas nabbed the top spot in this year’s rankings, followed by Jackson, Wyoming-Idaho and Summit Park, Utah.