FORBES: West Palm Beach Top Florida City for Business



August 4, 2014

(West Palm Beach, FL) – One of the nation’s most respected business magazines has ranked West Palm Beach the #1 Florida city for business and careers, beating out the likes of Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa and Orlando.

According to a report in the South Florida Business Journal, Forbes Magazine has ranked West Palm Beach as the top Florida city for business.  The newspaper reports “West Palm Beach ranked No. 54 [in the nation], having also made 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 since the moment I stepped foot in City Hall,” said West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio. “I consider it my responsibility to make it as easy as possible for the private sector to thrive in our city. That’s the only way we can grow, and I thank Forbes for this honor.”

According to the South Florida Business Journal, “Fort Lauderdale came in nearly 50 places after at No. 102. The city 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 the No. 113 spot, having previously ranked as the No. 186 city in Forbes list ranking cost of doing business, No. 58 for job growth and No. 120 in education,” reported the newspaper.