st. george economy The future of the St. George economy is bright

It's no secret that the national economy continues to remain stagnant. The IMF (International Monetary Fund) expects national output to grow to 2% in 2014 which is down from previous estimates of 2.7%. Now the Federal Reserve is projecting the U.S. economy's growth potential could be as small as 2.1% a year. With all that doom an gloom about the national economy, you may not know the economy is doing so lousy if you live in St. George! Yahoo Finance has listed ten metropolitan areas that are expected to grow at least 4.2% for the rest of this decade, bringing jobs along with them.

St. George, Utah, ranks 3rd in the nation with an expected growth rate of 4.6% making it one of the best places in the nation to call home. Ranking 4th in the nation is Provo-Orem in Northern Utah at 4.6%.

The top 10 projected average annual economic growth rates between 2013 - 2020:

Top 10 Fastest-growing

1. Midland, Texas 5.8%
2. Greeley, Colorado 4.8%
3. St. George, Utah 4.6%
4. Provo-Orem, Utah 4.6%
5. Naples-Marco Island, Florida 4.5%
6. Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas 4.4%
7. Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina 4.3%
8. Laredo, Texas 4.3%
9. Palm Coast, Florida 4.3%
10. Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Ark.-Mo. 4.2%

Top 10 Slowest-Growing

1. Binghampton, New York 1.0%
2. Utica-Rome, New York 1.0%
3. Pine Bluff, Arkansas 1.3%
4. Johnstown, Pennsylvania 1.3%
5. Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey 1.4%
6. Danville, Virginia 1.4%
7. Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas 1.4%
8. Kingston, New York 1.4%
9. Elmira, New York 1.5%
10. Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York 1.5%