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Tampa tech labor pool growing at a fast pace, report shows

    Margie Manning | Tampa Bay Business Journal   The technology labor pool in the Tampa metro area is growing at a faster pace than nearly every other community in the United States.   The Tampa metro added 16,140 tech workers between 2011 and 2016, a 55.3 percent increase that brought the total tech workforce in the metro market to 45,340 people at the end of 2016, according to the CBRE Tech Talent Scorecard, an annual ranking for 50 … Continued

Hillsborough County on track for another record year of job creation, capital investment

    by Craig J. Richard, CEcD, FM   Now that Florida’s tumultuous 2017 legislative session has concluded, it’s important to remind expanding local businesses and those considering moving to Tampa that our state’s economic development toolkit – which includes performance-based financial incentives – has been preserved.   Florida – and Hillsborough County especially – remains open for business.   I raise this issue because there is a perception that we’ve lost the business recruiting and expansion momentum we’ve worked … Continued

Last call for Colombia trade mission!

    Only a few days are left to claim your spot on the Tampa Bay Export Alliance’s next export sales mission to Bogota, Colombia.   The mission, taking place September 27-30, is designed to help local companies vet prospects and lay the groundwork for new business quickly and efficiently. If you’re interested in expanding your business in a major Latin American market, there is no better or more cost-effective way to do it than to participate in the U.S. … Continued

Two headquarters bring 115 new jobs, $1M in capital investment to Hillsborough County in July

    The EDC team returned from a nice, long July 4th weekend and kicked right back into high gear with the announcement of two new headquarter projects.   Corin USA announced the expansion of its U.S. headquarters in Tampa, adding 100 new high-wage jobs in the areas of marketing, operations, and sales, among other administrative roles. The global manufacturer of orthopedic devices and high-tech solutions to improve surgical procedures will invest half a million dollars in its new offices … Continued

EDC hires veteran economic development professional

    Earlier this month, Juawana Colbert Williams joined the Tampa Hillsborough EDC as its newest business development manager. Recently named one of the “Top 50 Economic Developers in the Country” by Consultant Connect, Williams will be bringing her considerable expertise to assisting local companies, with a specific focus on the life sciences and defense and security industries.   Williams previously served as the director of economic development for Fayetteville Cumberland County EDC, where she managed all new business marketing … Continued

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Tampa tech labor pool growing at a fast pace, report shows

    Margie Manning | Tampa Bay Business Journal   The technology labor pool in the Tampa metro area is growing at a faster pace than nearly every other community in the United States.   The Tampa metro added 16,140 tech workers between 2011 and 2016, a 55.3 percent increase that brought the total tech workforce in the metro market to 45,340 people at the end of 2016, according to the CBRE Tech Talent Scorecard, an annual ranking for 50 … Continued

Hillsborough County on track for another record year of job creation, capital investment

    by Craig J. Richard, CEcD, FM   Now that Florida’s tumultuous 2017 legislative session has concluded, it’s important to remind expanding local businesses and those considering moving to Tampa that our state’s economic development toolkit – which includes performance-based financial incentives – has been preserved.   Florida – and Hillsborough County especially – remains open for business.   I raise this issue because there is a perception that we’ve lost the business recruiting and expansion momentum we’ve worked … Continued

Last call for Colombia trade mission!

    Only a few days are left to claim your spot on the Tampa Bay Export Alliance’s next export sales mission to Bogota, Colombia.   The mission, taking place September 27-30, is designed to help local companies vet prospects and lay the groundwork for new business quickly and efficiently. If you’re interested in expanding your business in a major Latin American market, there is no better or more cost-effective way to do it than to participate in the U.S. … Continued

Two headquarters bring 115 new jobs, $1M in capital investment to Hillsborough County in July

    The EDC team returned from a nice, long July 4th weekend and kicked right back into high gear with the announcement of two new headquarter projects.   Corin USA announced the expansion of its U.S. headquarters in Tampa, adding 100 new high-wage jobs in the areas of marketing, operations, and sales, among other administrative roles. The global manufacturer of orthopedic devices and high-tech solutions to improve surgical procedures will invest half a million dollars in its new offices … Continued

EDC hires veteran economic development professional

    Earlier this month, Juawana Colbert Williams joined the Tampa Hillsborough EDC as its newest business development manager. Recently named one of the “Top 50 Economic Developers in the Country” by Consultant Connect, Williams will be bringing her considerable expertise to assisting local companies, with a specific focus on the life sciences and defense and security industries.   Williams previously served as the director of economic development for Fayetteville Cumberland County EDC, where she managed all new business marketing … Continued