Friday, March 27, 2015

Two metros among fastest growing

Two metro areas in the Gulf Coast I-10 aerospace region were among the 20 fastest growing in the nation from 2013 to 2014, according to figures from the U.S. Census Bureau released Thursday. Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, Ala., with a growth of 2.4 percent, was ranked 14th fastest growing, while Panama City, Fla., with a growth of 2.2 percent, was ranked 19th. Other metro areas in the region also grew: Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, Fla., ranked 37, had a growth rate of 1.9 percent; Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, Fla., ranked 87, had a rate of 1.2 percent; Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, Miss., ranked 124, had a growth rate of 1 percent; New Orleans, ranked 142, had a growth rate of .8 percent; and Mobile, Ala., ranked 267, had a rate of .1 percent. (Source: GCAC, 03/26/15) Census Bureau release