Orlando Leads the Nation in Job Growth

Posted: April, 7, 2016 | Categories: News
By Highland Homes

Orlando Leads the Nation in Job Growth Downtown Orlando, a hub for the city's thriving job market.

From its internationally acclaimed theme parks and leisure destinations to its beautiful weather and natural attractions, there’s plenty to love about Orlando. And, Orlando is not just a great city to visit; it also leads the country in job growth, making Orlando an excellent city to live, work and play.

According to a recent report from the U.S. Department of Labor, Orlando added 52,200 jobs in 2015 and is now the No. 1 metropolitan area in the country for job growth. That’s 8,700 more jobs than the year before, and the region’s highest annual gain since 2004!

Out of 30 regions in the country with an employment base of at least 1 million jobs, Orlando’s employment grew 4.59 percent in 2015, beating out both San Jose and San Francisco, California for the top spot. With close to 150 jobs added per day and all major industries participating, this an exciting time for not only those looking for jobs, but also for companies that are looking to expand or get off the ground.

Because of this accelerated job and business growth, Orlando and surrounding areas can expect the population and local economy to continue to prosper, as well. Highland Homes builds new homes in a number of conveniently located communities in metro Orlando and Central Florida, so you can live near excellent job opportunities in addition to tons of fun and entertainment destinations.

There’s never been a better time to consider Orlando for your new home. Not only is the city currently leading the nation in job growth, but it was also recently named as one of the top housing markets in the nation and best cities for investing in real estate, based on housing affordability, price appreciation, and strong economic conditions.

For 20 years, we have proudly built quality new homes in Orlando and Central Florida.  With more than 30 affordable and stylish home plans priced from the mid $100’s offering up to 3,315 square feet of living space and a multitude of design personalization options, you’re sure to find the home you’re looking for right here in Orlando.

Jobs, entertainment, culture, sunshine, and affordable homes designed for your life — What more could one ask for? Whether you are ready to transition from just visiting Orlando to living here, or if you’re already an Orlando resident and seeking to purchase your dream home, give our Orlando New Home Specialists a call at 863-797-4999 or visit the Highland Homes website to find your new home in this growing city!


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