Forbes Announces 10 Big U.S. Cities With The Fastest-Growing Economies. How do we Stack up?
Forbes, forbes.com, researched which are the metropolitan regions with the fastest-growing economies in the U.S. They looked to an analysis from Headlight Data, a data aggregator designed for economic and workforce development organizations, and turned up some interesting results.
In this study, growth was measured by the percentage change in employment between the annual average of 2015 and 2016.
10. Austin, Texas; 9. San Francisco, California; 8. Jacksonville, Florida; 7. Raleigh, North Carolina; 6. Riverside, California; 5. Salt Lake City, Utah; 4. Charlotte, North Carolina; 3. Nashville, Tennessee; 2. Orlando, Florida; and, drum roll please, #1...Grand Rapids, Michigan!
Forbes says that our growth in employment between 2015 and 2016 was 4.4%
with a Civilian Labor Force (May 2017) of 575,563!
And, that my friends is the best in the country for large cities.
Congratulations to us!