When it comes to long-term job growth among large metro areas, Tampa Bay is hardly a frontrunner. According to Forbes' recent "Best Cities for Jobs 2018" study, Tampa Bay ranked No. 20 among large metros. Among other Florida cities: Orlando took the No. 6 spot and Jacksonville ranked No. 14. Miami clocked in at No. 29.
The study evaluated metro areas based on job creation — including short-, medium-, and long-term — beginning in 2006.
Leading the large metros for job growth was Dallas, followed by Austin, Tex., and Nashville, Tenn.
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