Rank
Within
Category
Area,State
Hottest Industries
2007 Overall Rank 2006
Rank in
Category
2006 Overall Rank Growth
Nonfarm
Jobs
2005-
2006
Growth
Nonfarm
Jobs
2001-
2006
Weighted
Index
1 Cape Coral-Fort Myers,
Fla.

Financial Services,
Transportation,
Wholesale
4 1 3 4.6% 32.3% 98.9
2 McAllen-Edinburg-
Mission, Texas

Information, Education
and Health, Business
Services
5 2 12 5.9% 27.6% 98.7
3 Sarasota-Bradenton-
Venice, Fla.

Business Services,
Leisure, Transportation
8 4 20 4.8% 27.6% 98.0
4 Fayetteville-
Springdale-Rogers, Ark.

Wholesale, Business
Services, Government
13 3 19 3.2% 20.7% 93.4
5 Deltona-Daytona
Beach-Ormond Beach, Fla.

Business Services,
Leisure, Retail
25 7 34 2.6% 17.7% 89.3
6 Lakeland, Fla.
Business Services,
Leisure, Transportation
27 8 38 2.9% 16.5% 88.9
7 Provo-Orem, Utah
Information, Wholesale
31 9 40 4.6% 15.2% 88.2
8 Reno-Sparks, Nev.
Business Services,
Retail
36 5 25 4.4% 13.9% 86.3
9 Boise City-Nampa,
Idaho

Information, Retail
37 11 48 5.0% 14.3% 86.2
10 Savannah, Ga.
Business Services,
Wholesale
42 49 74 3.4% 13.8% 85.4
11 Bakersfield, Calif.
Wholesale, Retail,
Leisure
47 10 41 2.7% 13.4% 82.7
12 Tucson, Ariz.
Business Services,
Leisure, Wholesale
52 13 60 5.2% 11.5% 80.4
13 Baton Rouge, La.
(Biggest Mover)

Leisure, Business
Services, Education
and Health
59 70 278 3.4% 10.0% 77.3
14 Tacoma, Wash.
Wholesale,
Transportation, Retail
60 17 77 3.1% 11.4% 76.8
15 Charleston-North
Charleston, S.C.

Financial Services,
Business Services,
Leisure
61 12 54 2.9% 13.0% 76.0
16 Ogden-Clearfield, Utah
Business Services,
Financial Services
62 18 78 3.7% 11.1% 75.7
17 Pensacola-Ferry Pass-
Brent, Fla.

Financial Services,
Business Services,
Transportation
65 15 71 2.7% 11.1% 74.9
18 Palm Bay-Melbourne-
Titusville, Fla.

Wholesale, Business
Services, Financial
Services
81 6 27 1.9% 11.7% 69.7
19 Albuquerque, N.Mex.
Business Services,
Education and Health,
Leisure
84 29 130 3.5% 8.5% 69.3
20 Springfield, Mo.
Leisure, Business
Services, Financial
Services
86 25 113 2.2% 9.8% 69.0

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