Fort Myers Ranked 2018 Fastest Growing U.S. City

Fort Myers is 2018’s fastest-growing U.S. city, according to the personal finance website WalletHub. Fort Myers was at the top of the nationwide ranking, with only two other Florida cities breaking into the top 20. To determine where the most rapid local economic growth occurred over a period of seven years, WalletHub compared 515 U.S. cities across 15 key metrics. The data set ranges from population growth to college-educated population growth to unemployment rate decrease. Fort Myers ranks first overall and first in terms of small-city growth. The ranking pertains to city proper, excluding cities in the surrounding metro area. The full list and more information is available at

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