The three Lee County towns of Lehigh Acres, Fort Myers and Cape Coral scored in the top15 of a recent WalletHub survey that ranks the fastest growing cities in the country. Lehigh Acres is No. 3, Fort Myers is No. 7 and Cape Coral is No. 15.
More good economic news for Fort Myers - the study found that Ft Myers experienced the highest decrease in poverty rate among every city nationwide, at 2.92%. Ft Myers also made the No. 1 overall spot in job growth, tying with Frisco, Texas.
The study compared 515 cities based on 15 key measures of both growth and decline over a period of seven years, according to a statement. The data set ranged from population growth to unemployment rate decrease to growth in regional GDP per capita, the release adds.
Source: Business Observer – October 13, 2017