Guess Where Orlando Ranks in Construction Job Growth

Guess Where Orlando Ranks in Construction Job Growth

By | March 20th , 2017

We’ll give you a hint… it’s high!

Huge Growth from Last Year

Let’s rewind for a second. In 2015, Orlando was ranked No. 8 in the nation for job growth in the construction industry, according to Associated General Contractors of America. That alone is already pretty impressive. However, considering Orlando is one of the biggest tourism capitals in the world, let alone the country, we knew it was just a matter of time before it started moving up the ranks.

Since then, Orlando has added over 10,000 jobs to the construction industry, which is more than a 15% increase from the previous year.

Which brings us to Orlando’s Construction Ranking

Drum roll please…

We’re No. 2 in the country now! THAT much growth in one year is quite remarkable! As impressive as it is, it shouldn’t be all that surprising. A big hint for the growth is Orlando’s incoming hotel construction. It’s also one of Florida’s busiest cities, attracting people from all over the world. All of Florida’s metro cities showed large improvement, so it was time Orlando had its turn in strong growth.