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Last updated on Friday, September 23, 2016, 8:24 am

Paul Gatling

Your Money Belongs Here (EDITOR'S NOTE)

Two Northwest Arkansas counties are leading the state when it comes to areas receiving the highest incoming investment, according to a new study by New York-based financial tech company SmartAsset. While that isn’t exactly a surprise, it reinforces an important message that hopefully you already know but shouldn’t take for granted: Your money belongs here. Benton County is No. 1 for the second consecutive year, and Washington County is up two spots to No. 2 in the second annual study that uses a variety of factors to rank areas receiving the greatest amount of investment in their local economies. SmartAsset used four metrics to compile the incoming investment index: business growth (over a three-year period), Gross Domestic Product growth, new building permits (per 1,000 homes)... [ MORE ]

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