Raleigh, NC Makes Forbes’ List of Fastest-Growing Cities

In compiling its list of America’s fastest-growing cities, Forbes.com analyzed the 100 largest metro areas and reviewed projections for each city’s economic and population growth, median income, unemployment rates, and employment growth. 

 

The top 7 cities include: 

1. Austin, Texas

Annual economic growth projected from 2011-2016: 6.1 percent
Annual population growth rate: 2.8 percent

2. Dallas

Annual economic growth projected from 2011-2016: 5 percent
Annual population growth: 2.2 percent

3. San Jose, Calif.

Annual economic growth projected from 2011-2016: 4.7 percent
Annual population growth: 0.9 percent

4. Houston

Annual economic growth projected from 2011-2016: 6.1 percent
Annual population growth: 2 percent

5. Salt Lake City

Annual economic growth projected from 2011-2016: 4.4 percent
Annual population growth: 1.5 percent

6. Raleigh, N.C.

Annual economic growth projected from 2011-2016: 3.7 percent
Annual population growth: 3.8 percent

7. Seattle

Annual economic growth projected from 2011-2016: 3.7 percent
Annual population growth: 1.2 percent

 

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