Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Orlando is Florida's Fastest Growing Metro

A recent Orlando Sentinel article named Orlando Florida's fastest growing metro area, both in size and in economic power.  It's set to overtake Miami in the near future in terms of growth rate and new jobs.  In the year ending this past February, Orlando added more jobs than any city in Florida (23,000), other than Miami.  Still, many citizens are concerned that a lot of the job growth we're seeing is in low-wage sectors.  Despite many new professional jobs coming to Central Florida, especially in the medical field thanks to Lake Nona / Medical City, the majority will be lower-paid service jobs.  Local economists, on the other hand, are practically gushing at the possibilities the next few years will bring.  Orlando is leading Florida out of the recession.  A little overstated?  Maybe.  Inspiring?  Definitely. 

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