Forbes magazine names West Palm Beach top Florida city for business

Linda Santacruz
The Palm Beach Post
August 5, 2014

Forbes magazine has named West Palm Beach as the top city in Florida for business and careers.

Nationwide, West Palm Beach was ranked No. 54. Raleigh, N.C., topped the list, followed by Des Moines, Iowa, and Provo, Utah.

West Palm Beach also made the Forbes lists for one of the best places for education (No. 55), job growth (No. 105) and the cost of doing business (No. 142).

“Doing everything possible to encourage business growth and retention in West Palm Beach has been a top priority,” West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio said in a story in the South Florida Business Journal.

Fort Lauderdale was ranked No. 102 in the nation for business and careers. It was listed No. 87 in Forbes’ education list, No. 125 on the job growth list and No. 143 on the list ranking cities’ costs of doing business.

Miami came in last among South Florida cities at No. 113 for business and careers, up from a previous ranking of No. 186. It was 58th for job growth and No. 120 in education.


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