Greater Fort Lauderdale / Broward County Jumps 18 Spots on Talent Attraction Scorecard; Ranks 16th in Nation for Large Counties
Published Friday, November 22, 2019

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., November 22, 2019 – Greater Fort Lauderdale / Broward County is ranked 16th in the nation in talent attraction out of all large counties with a population of 100,000 or more on the fourth annual Talent Attraction Scorecard, released last week by economic research company Emsi.

The report states, “With a tight labor market and technologies that continue to redefine work, the importance of attracting new talent and developing existing workforce continues to increase.” Greater Fort Lauderdale has seen major gains since the inception of the report, ranking 108th in 2016, 36th in 2017, 34th in 2018 and 16th on the 2019 report.

“Greater Fort Lauderdale’s continued upward trajectory on the Talent Attraction Scorecard reinforces what we already know – Broward County is a national leader as a top place to live and do business. Our numbers prove we are attracting the talent companies need to succeed,” said Bob Swindell, President & CEO of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance.

Methodology for the report includes six metrics: net migration, educational attainment, overall job growth, skilled job growth, regional competitiveness and annual openings per capita. To view an interactive map and download the report, please click here.

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