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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

State budget cuts will hamper economic development, but Hillsborough leaders remain determined

    Janelle Irwin | Tampa Bay Business Journal   The Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corp. is moving forward with its goal of making the area a hub for business despite what it perceives as some losses during this year’s legislative session.   Lawmakers approved a budget containing just $16 million for Enterprise Florida, the state’s economic development arm. Florida Governor Rick Scott had asked for $85 million to fund the agency.   Enterprise Florida helps fund economic incentives to entice businesses to move to or expand … Continued

In The News

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

State budget cuts will hamper economic development, but Hillsborough leaders remain determined

    Janelle Irwin | Tampa Bay Business Journal   The Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corp. is moving forward with its goal of making the area a hub for business despite what it perceives as some losses during this year’s legislative session.   Lawmakers approved a budget containing just $16 million for Enterprise Florida, the state’s economic development arm. Florida Governor Rick Scott had asked for $85 million to fund the agency.   Enterprise Florida helps fund economic incentives to entice businesses to move to or expand … Continued