The Naples-Marco Island metro area is projected to grow more strongly than approximately twelve other Florida metro areas. A recent report issued by the University of Central Florida’s Institute for Economic Competitiveness indicates the highest personal income growth of 5.7 percent in the reports 12 metro areas.
In addition the Naples-Marco Island metro area is expected to have a high average wage growth rate of 2.7 percent and average 1.9 percent population growth. A 2.7 percent employment growth leads the areas in the study. A 8.3 unemployment rate is also forecast.