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ED Now Feature: Meet Craig Richard – A Conversation with IEDC’s 2018 Board Chair

    By Eli Dile, with IEDC   The ringing in of each new year brings new leadership to IEDC’s board of directors. Craig Richard, CEcD, FM, president and CEO of the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation in Florida, will serve as IEDC’s board chair in 2018. Richard recently spoke to ED Now about his priorities for the organization in 2018 and discussed public perceptions of economic development. This interview has been edited for length and clarity.   ED Now: … Continued

Record Year! A look back at Tampa Hillsborough EDC’s 2017 projects

  As 2018 quickly approaches and 2017 fades away, let’s look back at the record number of projects, new jobs and capital investment the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation announced this fiscal year in Tampa and Hillsborough County.     On the eve of the new year, we are thankful for the economic impact the thirty-one completed projects will have in the years to come:   Advanced Airfoil Components www.siemens.com | www.chromalloy.com   Joint venture manufacturing company formed by Siemens and … Continued

Latest economic indicators signal strong ending to 2017

    The Tampa metro area’s economy has been strong all year, and the latest economic indicators suggest that our momentum isn’t abating. The unemployment rate in September 2017 for our local labor force of 1.5 million was 3.3 percent, 1.4 percent less than the same time last year.   Individual employment sectors are seeing major growth in comparison to September 2016 as well. Professional and Business Services added 12,900 over the one-year period, an increase of 5.6 percent. Finance … Continued

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ED Now Feature: Meet Craig Richard – A Conversation with IEDC’s 2018 Board Chair

    By Eli Dile, with IEDC   The ringing in of each new year brings new leadership to IEDC’s board of directors. Craig Richard, CEcD, FM, president and CEO of the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation in Florida, will serve as IEDC’s board chair in 2018. Richard recently spoke to ED Now about his priorities for the organization in 2018 and discussed public perceptions of economic development. This interview has been edited for length and clarity.   ED Now: … Continued

Record Year! A look back at Tampa Hillsborough EDC’s 2017 projects

  As 2018 quickly approaches and 2017 fades away, let’s look back at the record number of projects, new jobs and capital investment the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation announced this fiscal year in Tampa and Hillsborough County.     On the eve of the new year, we are thankful for the economic impact the thirty-one completed projects will have in the years to come:   Advanced Airfoil Components www.siemens.com | www.chromalloy.com   Joint venture manufacturing company formed by Siemens and … Continued

Latest economic indicators signal strong ending to 2017

    The Tampa metro area’s economy has been strong all year, and the latest economic indicators suggest that our momentum isn’t abating. The unemployment rate in September 2017 for our local labor force of 1.5 million was 3.3 percent, 1.4 percent less than the same time last year.   Individual employment sectors are seeing major growth in comparison to September 2016 as well. Professional and Business Services added 12,900 over the one-year period, an increase of 5.6 percent. Finance … Continued