Garrett County Designated as "Transitional" in New ARC Report
Last Updated on Aug 25, 2017 at 2:01pm | Garrett County Economic Development
The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has released a new report on county economic status and distressed areas in Appalachia.
Garrett, Allegany, and Washington Counties continue to be designated as "transitional" in the report.
ARC's economic classification system compares each county's averages for three economic indicators: three-year average unemployment rate, per capita market income, and poverty rate-with national averages. Counties are designated as distressed, at-risk, transitional, competitive, or attainment, based on their ranking in the index. ARC uses these annual data to identify and monitor the economic status of counties in the Region.
to read more analysis and explore an interactive map
with the data at County Economic Status and Distressed Areas in Appalachia