The Orlando area’s economy is expected to grow by 5.3 percent in 2014, ranking the City Beautiful at No. 9 among the top 100 metros for gross metro product, according to a new study by the U.S. Conference of Mayors.
Orlando topped all other Florida metros on the rankings. Jacksonville ranked No. 30, while Tampa came in at No. 28 and Miami No. 42.
Orlando’s gross metro product was about $109.8 billion in 2013 and should rise to $115.6 billion next year, according to the report.
Austin, Texas, had the No. 1 growth rate of 5.9 percent.