Cape Coral has one of the top economic outlooks heading in to early 2019.
A Man power group survey says Cape's employment outlook is the second best in the country for the first quarter of the year.
"It's great news because there are plenty of young people that we know with children that are growing up and there are plenty of jobs available," said Mark Steinberg, the President of Fremar Construction in Cape Coral.
While two percent of businesses plan to reduce payrolls, the survey said 34 percent plan to hire more workers from now through March. The best job prospects are in construction, manufacturing, trade, finance, hospitality and government.
"It's been busy. We get a lot of inquiries. Probably more than our small sales force can handle," Steinberg said.
The city is also working to hire a new economic development manager.
Interim manager Terri Hall said the city is working to improve job numbers even more.
"We'd like to bring more cooperate headquarters here. Higher wage jobs, office, corporate, medical, life sciences, manufacturing," Hall said.
Hall said the city's tax base is 92 percent residential. Most cities are 25 to 35 percent commercial. More businesses means less reliance on property taxes to pay for city services.