People are leaving Tampa Bay Florida for several reasons. Namely the housing costs which includes required homeowner's insurance, high electric bills and yes other job opportunities are the primary reasons people are leaving Florida as a whole.
Although Tampa Bay and Orlando are major cities in Central Florida they are though to be in South Florida by many so I will group them together. The Census Bureau reports staggering projected growth for this part of Florida. This is for many reasons but just a few that attract new residents are sports teams, no state income tax, cultural attractions and beautiful beaches.
Florida weather is for beaches, outdoor activities and entertainment options. The most popular cities in Florida have all of these things and decent public transportation at least in their downtown areas. We are the sunshine state but yes we do have tropical storms and hurricanes as our local natural disasters. Most areas of the country have their own issues and we have learned to prosper and live safely with ours. Move to Florida, move to Tampa Bay.