It's not timely, but today's release by the Bureau of Economic Analysis on personal income growth does show the fastest growing counties in Louisiana: Bossier, Iberville, Catahoula, LaSalle, Natchitoches and St. Bernard, with greater than 5.1% annual growth for 2010.
The map below shows the fastest growing counties in dark blue, and the big surprise is the Mississippi Delta area with 13 counties ranked in the top category. The fastest growing county in the Southeast was Issaquena County, Mississippi at 17.4%.
The Southeast accounted for 23% of the nation's personal income growth, but the per capita income was $36,108, or 90% of the national average of $39,937. Texas still has the fastest growing personal income in the US, with declines in the Rust Belt and lower Nevada.
Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis, US Department of Commerce
Personal income is the income received by all persons from all sources. Personal income is the sum of net earnings by place of residence, rental income of persons, personal dividend income, personal interest income, and personal current transfer receipts.