We started with 16 amazing towns. This week's round gave us the chance to really get to know four distinct communities through a series of podcast conversations. Check those out if you haven't already. But now it's time to announce the final two competitors.

Here's how the voting broke down this round:

  • Kent, OH (51%) vs. Pensacola, FL (49%)
  • Muskegon, MI (76%) vs. Annapolis, MD (24%)

Congratulations to the final two towns advancing to the next round and thank you to everyone who has participated so far! 

Here's our updated bracket:

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The championship webcast will be held live on Monday, March 26 at 11am CT. Visit our home page or Strongest Town page to see it at that time. Final round voting will begin once the webinar is complete and will continue until Friday, March 30. (Don't worry if you're not able to attend the webcast on Monday. We'll leave the recording up all week.) 

On Monday, April 2, we'll announce the winner of the 2018 Strongest Town Contest!