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$3B downtown development project moves forward, gets name: Water Street Tampa

    The first phase of Water Street Tampa – the $3 billion Strategic Property Partners (SPP) and Cascade Investment-backed redevelopment project in downtown Tampa – will begin concurrent vertical construction on 18 buildings in early 2018. Phase one will comprise 4 million square feet spanning 10 city blocks and is scheduled for completion by the end of 2020.   SPP has hired seven general contractors for the project, which will employ up to 2,000 workers on site per day, … Continued

Port Tampa Bay steel business gets a boost

    Tampa’s port is already the largest economic driver in the region, with an estimated economic impact of more than $17 billion. With the addition of two new post-Panamax cranes last year, the approval of a project to deepen and widen the Big Bend Channel to allow larger ships to serve Port Redwing, and a new lease agreement with a steel manufacturing company, Port Tampa Bay is poised to play an even larger role in the shaping Tampa’s manufacturing … Continued

Florida in wake of 2017 Legislative Session: Still absolutely, positively open for business

    Florida’s 2017 legislative session – one that included well-publicized attacks on Enterprise Florida and incentives – was a cause for concern among companies and site selectors evaluating the state for a relocation or expansion. Now that the session is behind us, I’m happy to report that Florida remains open for business. Our state’s economic development toolkit – which includes performance-based financial incentives – has been preserved.   Two incentive programs upon which many projects rely, Florida’s Qualified Target … Continued

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$3B downtown development project moves forward, gets name: Water Street Tampa

    The first phase of Water Street Tampa – the $3 billion Strategic Property Partners (SPP) and Cascade Investment-backed redevelopment project in downtown Tampa – will begin concurrent vertical construction on 18 buildings in early 2018. Phase one will comprise 4 million square feet spanning 10 city blocks and is scheduled for completion by the end of 2020.   SPP has hired seven general contractors for the project, which will employ up to 2,000 workers on site per day, … Continued

Port Tampa Bay steel business gets a boost

    Tampa’s port is already the largest economic driver in the region, with an estimated economic impact of more than $17 billion. With the addition of two new post-Panamax cranes last year, the approval of a project to deepen and widen the Big Bend Channel to allow larger ships to serve Port Redwing, and a new lease agreement with a steel manufacturing company, Port Tampa Bay is poised to play an even larger role in the shaping Tampa’s manufacturing … Continued

Florida in wake of 2017 Legislative Session: Still absolutely, positively open for business

    Florida’s 2017 legislative session – one that included well-publicized attacks on Enterprise Florida and incentives – was a cause for concern among companies and site selectors evaluating the state for a relocation or expansion. Now that the session is behind us, I’m happy to report that Florida remains open for business. Our state’s economic development toolkit – which includes performance-based financial incentives – has been preserved.   Two incentive programs upon which many projects rely, Florida’s Qualified Target … Continued