According to a new study published by Area Development magazine, the Elizabethtown Metropolitan Statistical Area has blacked the eyes of the recession.
The Elizabethtown MSA finished 45th in the 100 Leading Locations for 2012 and placed 5th out of the top 20 southern cities ranked for economic and job growth.
Columbus, Ind., took the top spot while Hinesville-Fort Stewart, Ga., was ranked 100. Lafayette, La., was the No. 1 southern city on the list.