Naples just ranked high again on yet another list this year – actually, No. 1 on this latest one. The city has been ranked on top for future job growth in the United States by Forbes magazine.
Naples has projected annual job gains of 4.6 percent through 2017, according to Moody’s Analytics. John Cox, president of the Naples Area Chamber of Commerce, stated that rapid growth is being seen in tech jobs, construction, tourism, medical care and medical technology. The article also cited that while the Naples community was traditionally built on service and seasonal jobs for the swelling winter population, it is now transitioning into growth in management, construction, health care and information technology.
Six Florida cities are among the top 10 metro areas for projected job growth. Naples ranked first; Cape Coral, third; Orlando, fourth; Ocala, fifth; Port St. Lucie, ninth; and North Port, 10th.