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New Report: USF’s Innovation Enterprise Infuses $400 Million Yearly into Florida’s Economy

    The University of South Florida System’s innovation and economic development efforts generate more than $400 million in statewide impact each year, sustain more than 3,000 jobs and return more than $52 million in tax revenue to local, state and federal coffers, according to a new analysis from a leading national firm.   The report by the Washington Economics Group (WEG) – which comes on the heels of USF earning designation by the Florida Board of Governors as an … Continued

Here’s how Tampa metro’s cost of living index is performing

    Pam Huff | Tampa Bay Business Journal   A new report from the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corp. shows that despite the cost of living index increasing from last quarter, the Tampa metro area’s cost of living continues to remain low compared to similar metros.   The cost of living index in the third quarter of 2016 was 92.2, a slight increase from the second quarter index but 7.8 points lower than the national average, according to the … Continued

Why Bill Gates And Jeff Vinik Are Investing Billions To Build An Ecosystem In Tampa

    Amy Guttman | Forbes   Ten years ago, Jeff Vinik retired from Fidelity Investments after managing their high profile Magellan Fund. Worth an estimated half a billion, it’s safe to say Vinik can live wherever he wants, and do almost anything he wants, or nothing at all. Instead, Vinik is using his millions to reinvent himself and the city of Tampa.   The investor and his family moved from the Northeast to Florida in 2010, where Vinik fulfilled … Continued

In The News

New Report: USF’s Innovation Enterprise Infuses $400 Million Yearly into Florida’s Economy

    The University of South Florida System’s innovation and economic development efforts generate more than $400 million in statewide impact each year, sustain more than 3,000 jobs and return more than $52 million in tax revenue to local, state and federal coffers, according to a new analysis from a leading national firm.   The report by the Washington Economics Group (WEG) – which comes on the heels of USF earning designation by the Florida Board of Governors as an … Continued

Here’s how Tampa metro’s cost of living index is performing

    Pam Huff | Tampa Bay Business Journal   A new report from the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corp. shows that despite the cost of living index increasing from last quarter, the Tampa metro area’s cost of living continues to remain low compared to similar metros.   The cost of living index in the third quarter of 2016 was 92.2, a slight increase from the second quarter index but 7.8 points lower than the national average, according to the … Continued

Why Bill Gates And Jeff Vinik Are Investing Billions To Build An Ecosystem In Tampa

    Amy Guttman | Forbes   Ten years ago, Jeff Vinik retired from Fidelity Investments after managing their high profile Magellan Fund. Worth an estimated half a billion, it’s safe to say Vinik can live wherever he wants, and do almost anything he wants, or nothing at all. Instead, Vinik is using his millions to reinvent himself and the city of Tampa.   The investor and his family moved from the Northeast to Florida in 2010, where Vinik fulfilled … Continued