2. Rockwall County, TX
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Towns include: Rockwall
Job growth (2010-2012): 13.0%

Rockwall County keeps climbing. Though small by Texas standards, the area is growing fast as aerospace, logistics, defense and manufacturing companies expand and relocate there. Situated 20 miles east of downtown Dallas, the 365-acre Rockwall Technology Park has attracted a diverse range of tenants.

Bimbo Bakeries has built a $75 million bakery in the park that employs 130. Hatfield and Co., a plant engineering specialties distributor, relocated its corporate headquarters, manufacturing and sales offices to the park. The move created 25 full-time positions. And Nolan Power Group recently opened a regional headquarters there.

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Source: Census data, Onboard Informatics projection. Only counties where each Best Place within it was also experiencing job and population growth, and where unemployment was below the national average, were considered. No more than 2 counties within a state could qualify.
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