The Strongest Town Contest: Down to the Final Four

You came, you voted, they conquered. After a week of hot competition, and one surprise drop-out, here are your picks for the final four still in contention for the title of Strongest Town: 

Traverse City, MI (66%) vs. Ellsworth, ME (34%)
Valparaiso, IN (bye) vs. Bellingham, WA (out)
Guelph, ON (90%) vs. Wausau , WI (10%) 
Lafayette, LA (67%) vs. Lowell, MA (33%) 

And here's our updated bracket: 


Did your picks make the cut? Want to talk with other readers about what makes these towns deserving of the title? Leave a comment, check out the #strongesttown channel on our Slack board, and keep the conversation going. And don't forget to check back next week; we'll be interviewing reps from the top 4 towns for the podcast about why they deserve to win it all.