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Gainesville named 2nd fastest-growing city in nation

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Updated: 8/05/2013 5:29 pm
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Few cities in the U.S. are growing at the pace of Gainesville, according to a survey conducted by nerdwallet.com.

The survey highlights growth in both the median income and the unemployment rate.

The finance website says Gainesville is growing as a start-up hub and is great for entrepreneurs seeking an educated workforce.

Since 2007, the workforce in Alachua County has grown by more than 6.6 percent, the survey said.

Other cities to rank in the top five fastest-growing include: New Orleans, Louisiana; Fargo, North Dakota; Fayetteville, North Carolina, and Odessa, Texas.


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