NAVIGATION

March 26, 2019

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For a region situated on the Florida peninsula, smack dab between the state’s two coasts, Orlando certainly is enjoying waves of good fortune and growth.

With apologies to fans of college football experiencing poll fatigue, the Orlando region places at or near the top in numerous national rankings for economic vitality and quality of life. Many of those rankings are subjective, of course. Yet, there also is plenty of performance proof that measures up.

Among the highlights: The region leads the nation in job growth, according to the U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, adding more than 1,000 jobs per week across a broad base of industries.

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