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This Development Opportunity Profile helps us begin to answer a number of questions about our community or region:

  1. What is the regional context for our place?

  2. What are the demographic trends in our place?

  3. How is our economy doing in terms of job creation?

  4. How is our economy doing in terms of income generation?

  5. What is driving our economy?


The first section of this profile provides an historical overview of our economy as a whole.

  • The regional context

  • Population trends

  • Employment trends

  • Personal income trends

  • Economic drivers


The second section delves more deeply into the business or entrepreneurial economy, describing general business ownership trends and specific entrepreneurial attributes of the region. In the final section, we provide a summary of key development opportunities for Russell County as well as some identified development challenges. 

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