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Wilmington ranks #2 in job creation nationally

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Wilmington was ranked 2ND, nationally, behind Ocala, FL for job creation in the latest Milken Institute study. Port related services and communications services have put the city in the #2 spot for job creation and retention. The expansion of the port and the deepening of the channel has lead to a lot of the job growth in the business and construction sectors. Investments in infrastructure have lead to improvements cargo capacity as well as creating opportunities for trade linkage and port related business.

G E adding 900 high paying jobs in the next couple of years should help keep the trend going.

Below is the top 25 on the list and how other NC cities did.

1 Ocala, FL

2 Wilmington, NC

3 Riverside, CA

4 Phoenix, AZ

5 Orlando, FL

6 Naples, FL

7 McAllen, TX

8 Provo, UT

9 Las Vegas, NV

10 Raleigh, NC

11 Myrtle Beach, SC

12 Charleston, SC

13 Cape Coral, FL

14 Sarasota, FL

15 Tuscon, AZ

16 Huntsville, AL

17 Bakersfield, CA

18 Salt Lake, UT

19 Boise City, IA

20 Austin, TX

21 Fayetteville, AK

22 Vallejo, CA

23 Charlotte, NC

24 Lafayette, LA

25 Sacramento, CA

74 Durham, NC

80 Fayetteville, NC

117 Asheville, NC

128 Winston Salem, NC

136 Greensboro, NC

199 Hickory, NC

The study list the top 200 largest cities

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Below is the top 25 on the list and how other NC cities did.

1 Ocala, FL

2 Wilmington, NC

3 Riverside, CA

4 Phoenix, AZ

5 Orlando, FL

6 Naples, FL

7 McAllen, TX

8 Provo, UT

9 Las Vegas, NV

10 Raleigh, NC

11 Myrtle Beach, SC

12 Charleston, SC

13 Cape Coral, FL

14 Sarasota, FL

15 Tuscon, AZ

16 Huntsville, AL

17 Bakersfield, CA

18 Salt Lake, UT

19 Boise City, IA

20 Austin, TX

21 Fayetteville, AK

22 Vallejo, CA

23 Charlotte, NC

24 Lafayette, LA

25 Sacramento, CA

74 Durham, NC

80 Fayetteville, NC

117 Asheville, NC

128 Winston Salem, NC

136 Greensboro, NC

199 Hickory, NC

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Thats O.K., you can keep them. Just wanted to point out both places because they are close by, and ranked high on the list.

Savannah,GA also came in at 34, Columbia,SC at 69.

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