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Tampa Bay ranks No. 20 on Forbes' job growth list

When it comes to job growth among large metro areas, Tampa Bay doesn't quite rise to the top of the pack. According to Forbes' recent "Best Cities for Jobs 2018" study, Tampa Bay ranked No. 20 for large metro areas. Pictured is the Tampa skyline in 2014. | [Tampa Tribune | 2014]
Published May 17, 2018

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.

Contact this reporter at mcarollo@tampabay.com or (727) 892-2249. Follow @malenacarollo.

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