Jacksonville #2 In U.S. For Personal Income Growth

There is good economic news for one part of Eastern Carolina.

The feds say Jacksonville had the second highest increase in personal income growth last year in the United States.

The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis credits Jacksonville's 11.2% increase to military growth. First was Midland, Texas at 11.5%, boosted by high oil prices in the first half of last year.

Other metropolitan areas in the area also saw smaller increases. Greenville's personal income climbed 3.9%, Goldsboro 3.4%, and Rocky Mount 3.5%.

Nationwide the average personal income grew by just 3.3%, down from 6% in 2007.


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