Forbes’ annual list of America’s fastest-growing cities provides a holistic picture of places on the upswing. We look at growth of population, employment, wages, economic output and use home price growth as a proxy for wealth. Here are the 25 metropolitan areas across the country experiencing the biggest surges, plus the growth rates and projections that got them on the list.
Continued…Orlando, had the strongest 2016 job growth across the 100 largest metro areas in the country. Employment grew 4.57% in the city best known for being home to the Walt Disney World Resort. This year job growth is expected to slow, but at the projected 3.54% Orlando would still be among the biggest job gainers in the country. Compare that to Youngstown, Ohio, where employment declined, albeit slightly, last year. This year employment growth in that area is expected to at best replace jobs lost last year.
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