Forbes Names Ocala to Job Growth Top 10

Posted on: August 27, 2013

Forbes magazine has ranked Ocala in the Top 10 in the nation for future job growth. Among the nation’s 200 largest metro areas, Ocala Metro ranks fifth in expected fastest rate of employment growth through 2015, according to research firm Moody’s Analytics.

The findings were published in Forbes annual rankings of Best Places for Business and Careers. A link to the Forbes site can be found here.

With a projected growth rate of 3.4 percent, Ocala was the only Florida metro to make Forbes’ Top 10 Job Growth list. Additionally, it was the only metro in the Eastern US to make the list.

The Ocala Metro has led Florida in Job Growth Rate for 7 of the past 8 months. The area's job growth rate is more than double the state average.

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