Grady County ranks No. 2 for top small counties in the U.S. for talent attraction

Published: Friday, January 14, 2022 By: Eric Long Source: VeloCity Newsletter

The Emsi Talent Attraction Scorecard ranked every small county (5k-99k pop.) in the U.S. on talent attraction.

Grady County, a county in Greater OKC, was propelled 814 spots to No. 2 for talent attraction due to a 118% increase in migration.

Grady County contains the fast-growing “Tri-City” communities of Newcastle, Tuttle and Blanchard. The talent attraction index score is based on:

  • Overall & skilled job growth
  • Educational attainment
  • Regional competitiveness
  • Annual job openings per capita
  • Migration

For comprehensive Economic Indicators and Regional Data, please visit your Greater Oklahoma City Chamber Economic Development Division at or contact Eric Long, Research Economist – 297-8976;

This article originally appeared in the December 2021 edition of the VeloCity newsletter.

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