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A lack of usable land to develop, high unemployment, and inadequate infrastructure often lead the state's coastal and mountain counties to depend highly on tourism for revenues, while at the same time seeking other ways to enlarge their economic base.
While many of the state's counties are experiencing economic growth, thirty-one counties are lagging behind. Lying mostly east of Interstate 95, they are made remote by geography and a lack of highways.