Which of America’s top 100 cities leads the nation in job growth? How about Fort Wayne, IN. That’s the word, according to the Fiscal Times (click here to read the article). Fort Wayne’s annual job growth is 3.8%, tops in the nation, with local unemployment down to 8.1%, a full percent below the national average.
While 8.1% is still a high unemployment rate, the job growth rate locally gives us all reasons for hope. Even today there were stories in the media about Norfolk-Southern Railroad hiring more local people to replace retirees, and that the Frontier call center was also adding more jobs.
If you’ve been sitting on the sidelines waiting for business to get better, it’s time to jump in the game. Review your growth and marketing plans for the coming year. If they include a bigger web presence, it’s time to get working on it.
What are your plans to take advantage of Fort Wayne’s growing economy?