This week, NCAA March Madness kicked off. Meanwhile at Strong Towns, we're almost finished with our ongoing bracket-based Strongest Town Contest. It's been a long journey with towns from across the world, big and small. After this week's third round, in which four towns competed through short podcast interviews, your votes have narrowed it down to our two final competitors. Here's the vote break-down from the last round:

  • Traverse City, MI (71%) vs. Valparaiso, IN (29%)
  • Guelph, ON (85%) vs. Lafayette, LA (15%)

And here's our updated bracket:

So Traverse City, MI and Guelph, ON will face off in our final round next week. The final round contest will consist of a live webcast featuring representatives from both towns.

The webcast will be broadcast on our site at 12:30pm Central on Tuesday, March 21. After that, you'll have the chance to vote to determine the champion! The winner will receive a commemorative certificate, copies of our books and, most importantly, a free Curbside Chat hosted in their town.