According to a study conducted by the Federal Reserve of Atlanta, Naples is the most economically dynamic small city in all of Florida and ranks 25th nationally. They released a small City Economic Dynamism Index on November 17th which consisted of 244 small cities that were studied. Naples and Marco Island metro area ranked first out of 11 cities in Florida.
Criteria of the study included metros with populations between 50,000 and 500,000, demographics, economics, human capital and infrastructure. They compared the positives and negatives of each of the indicators which came from government sources to rank the cities. Senior community and economic development advisor of Atlanta Fed, William Lambe, believes Naples is on an upward spiral and will continue to prosper.