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MetLife expands in Tampa, adding 430 new jobs

    Early this month, financial services giant MetLife announced the expansion of its Tampa operations. The company will add 430 new jobs paying an average wage of nearly $75,000 by 2019, and invest another $25 million in their local facilities.   MetLife has been operating in Tampa for more than four decades and currently employs more than 1,500 at its three campuses in Hillsborough County. Providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset managements to individuals and institutional customers, MetLife … Continued

Experienced international business development professional joins Team EDC

    Earlier this month, the Tampa Hillsborough EDC hired Ajay Sujanani as the vice president of international business development. Bringing extensive international experience to the table, Sujanani will help the organization, as well as the cooperative effort Tampa Bay Export Alliance, rise to the next level.   Sujanani will lead international business development efforts for the EDC, including sales and FDI missions to foreign markets, export counseling, and connecting local companies to the resources necessary to expand overseas.   … Continued

Amazon HQ2 fever hits Tampa Bay

    Earlier this month, Tampa Bay submitted its proposal for HQ2 to Amazon. The gargantuan online retailer issued a public Request for Proposals (RFP) on September 7, setting off a race among communities across North America to respond with their proposals for the project by the October 19 deadline. Amazon received a total of 238 proposals for HQ2, which promises to bring 50,000 jobs paying an average wage of $100,000 annually and billions of dollars in capital investment to … Continued

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MetLife expands in Tampa, adding 430 new jobs

    Early this month, financial services giant MetLife announced the expansion of its Tampa operations. The company will add 430 new jobs paying an average wage of nearly $75,000 by 2019, and invest another $25 million in their local facilities.   MetLife has been operating in Tampa for more than four decades and currently employs more than 1,500 at its three campuses in Hillsborough County. Providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset managements to individuals and institutional customers, MetLife … Continued

Experienced international business development professional joins Team EDC

    Earlier this month, the Tampa Hillsborough EDC hired Ajay Sujanani as the vice president of international business development. Bringing extensive international experience to the table, Sujanani will help the organization, as well as the cooperative effort Tampa Bay Export Alliance, rise to the next level.   Sujanani will lead international business development efforts for the EDC, including sales and FDI missions to foreign markets, export counseling, and connecting local companies to the resources necessary to expand overseas.   … Continued

Amazon HQ2 fever hits Tampa Bay

    Earlier this month, Tampa Bay submitted its proposal for HQ2 to Amazon. The gargantuan online retailer issued a public Request for Proposals (RFP) on September 7, setting off a race among communities across North America to respond with their proposals for the project by the October 19 deadline. Amazon received a total of 238 proposals for HQ2, which promises to bring 50,000 jobs paying an average wage of $100,000 annually and billions of dollars in capital investment to … Continued