Raleigh, Charlotte on Fastest Growing Cities List


North Carolina’s two largest cities have earned spots on yet another list of the nation’s fastest-growing metro areas, this time from Forbes magazine.

For the latest ranking,  Forbes assessed the nation’s 100 most-populous metropolitan areas and their surrounding suburbs and compiled a list of the 20 fastest-growing locales. Factors such as population growth, job growth, growth in gross metro product, unemployment statistics and median salaries for college-educated workers were all considered.

Raleigh-Cary came out No. 4 on the list, and the Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill metro area was No. 18 according to the  Triad Business Journal.  The top three spots were claimed by Texas cities: Austin, Houston and Dallas. Read More.