FDL Metro Area Makes Big Leap In Job Growth Ranking

The president of the Fond du Lac County Economic Development Corporation says the Fond du Lac Metro Area has made an impressive improvement in its ranking for job growth in one study. NewGeography ranks the county 91st among the 258 small metro areas in the country. Steve Jenkins says that’s a great improvement since 2013 when the county ranked 202. The metro area ranked 100th in 2014. He says he’s very happy with the figures from that particular ranking. In 2013 Fond du Lac County ranked 353rd out of all 421 metro areas. It has since moved up to 156th. Only the Janesville-Beloit metro ranked higher in Wisconsin. Jenkins also says the county is on track with its STEM programs. He says during a recent International Economic Development Council meeting he attended the importance of a STEM education program was driven home.