After analyzing the aggregated data from major economic and workforce development organizations, Forbes recently released their ranking of the fastest-growing big cities in America.
They measured growth by the percentage change in employment between the annual average of 2015 and 2016.
Charlotte is now officially the 4th fastest growing big city in America, beating out Raleigh (#7), Riverside, CA (#6), and Salt Lake City (#5), and ranking just behind Nashville (#3), Orlando (#2), and Grand Rapids (#1).
According to Forbes, our total change in employment between 2015 and 2016 was +3.7%, and our current Civilian Labor Force (May 2017) is 1,309,079.
Keep up the good work Charlotte!