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Hillsborough County Launches Competitive Sites Program

    TAMPA, Fla. – (Nov. 30, 2016) – To help companies take the guesswork out of site selection, Hillsborough County and the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation (EDC) have launched Competitive Sites – a new program featuring a pre-screened, online inventory of some of the best development-ready locations in Tampa Bay.     Through the Competitive Sites program, the initial due diligence to identify, analyze and inventory sites with the capacity to support sizable industrial or office development is … Continued

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

In The News

Hillsborough County Launches Competitive Sites Program

    TAMPA, Fla. – (Nov. 30, 2016) – To help companies take the guesswork out of site selection, Hillsborough County and the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation (EDC) have launched Competitive Sites – a new program featuring a pre-screened, online inventory of some of the best development-ready locations in Tampa Bay.     Through the Competitive Sites program, the initial due diligence to identify, analyze and inventory sites with the capacity to support sizable industrial or office development is … Continued

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