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How Tampa Turned a Dead Zone Into a Downtown

    Richard Danielson | Politico   Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn likes to say that when he moved here in 1980, only 600 people lived downtown—300 of them at the old Morgan Street jail.   No wonder. Downtown Tampa in 1980 had been in decline for decades. A century before, early leaders had charted its future as a deep-water port for moving cargo: phosphate mined in Central Florida, citrus grown along the Gulf Coast and cigars rolled in brick factories … Continued

Foreign investment plan launched

    Business Observer   The Tampa Bay Export Alliance launched the Global Tampa Bay Foreign Direct Investment Plan to foster global engagement.   The plan outlines specific steps local business, civic and government leaders can take to leverage foreign direct investment to foster global engagement, according to a press release. The strategy is part of Tampa Bay’s participation in the Global Cities Initiative, a joint project of the Brookings Institution and JPMorgan Chase to help metropolitan leaders advance regional … Continued

The ‘Tampa Renaissance’ Recital

    Mark Silva | U.S. News   Taking “the Tampa tour” with the mayor can be an uplifting urban experience.   This Florida Gulf Coast city, one of the true bellwethers in American politics, was hit hard by the Great Recession. It’s rebounding aggressively as an urban magnet for millennials.   “Tampa really has, I think by every measure, turned the page in its book and started a new chapter,” says Mayor Bob Buckhorn, touting an economic revival and … Continued

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How Tampa Turned a Dead Zone Into a Downtown

    Richard Danielson | Politico   Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn likes to say that when he moved here in 1980, only 600 people lived downtown—300 of them at the old Morgan Street jail.   No wonder. Downtown Tampa in 1980 had been in decline for decades. A century before, early leaders had charted its future as a deep-water port for moving cargo: phosphate mined in Central Florida, citrus grown along the Gulf Coast and cigars rolled in brick factories … Continued

Foreign investment plan launched

    Business Observer   The Tampa Bay Export Alliance launched the Global Tampa Bay Foreign Direct Investment Plan to foster global engagement.   The plan outlines specific steps local business, civic and government leaders can take to leverage foreign direct investment to foster global engagement, according to a press release. The strategy is part of Tampa Bay’s participation in the Global Cities Initiative, a joint project of the Brookings Institution and JPMorgan Chase to help metropolitan leaders advance regional … Continued

The ‘Tampa Renaissance’ Recital

    Mark Silva | U.S. News   Taking “the Tampa tour” with the mayor can be an uplifting urban experience.   This Florida Gulf Coast city, one of the true bellwethers in American politics, was hit hard by the Great Recession. It’s rebounding aggressively as an urban magnet for millennials.   “Tampa really has, I think by every measure, turned the page in its book and started a new chapter,” says Mayor Bob Buckhorn, touting an economic revival and … Continued