List Highlights Local Micropolitan Areas For Economic Development

Toccoa appears in a list of the top micropolitan areas for economic development, according to a list by Site Selection magazine.

That magazine recently released a list of micropolitan areas that landed the most facility deals in 2015.

Site Selection magazine said that the Office of Management and Budget in the White House defines a micropolitan statistical area as one or more adjacent counties that have at least one urban core area of at least 10,000 population but less than 50,000, plus adjacent territory that has a high degree of social and economic integration with the core as measured by commuting ties.

It said there are 576 micropolitan areas in the United States.

On the Site Selection magazine list, Toccoa ranked tied for 29th in the nation with four facility deals in 2015.

Toccoa was also tied for second among Georgia micropolitan areas, along with Douglas and Fitzgerald. LaGrange was tops in the state.

Seneca, South Carolina also made the list, tying for 22nd, with five. That put Seneca at the top of the list when it came to micropolitan areas in South Carolina.

Topping the nationwide list from the magazine was Findlay, Ohio, with 26 facility deals in 2015.