Back in 2002 Pulaski County saw major industries move to locations in other countries thanks to NAFTA. Over 2,000 industrial jobs were lost in one year. Industrial dollars are purported to turn over four times as payroll dollars are spent in the community. You would think that might cripple the local economy. But, while it hurt, the local economy is so diverse, it was able to withstand that blow. Pulaski County is strong in Banking, agriculture, education, recreation, is a market place for counties around and has a tremendous variety of restaurants and other things drawing people to this community.