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Investor Spotlight: Highwoods Properties

    Highwoods Properties is a publicly traded (NYSE: HIW) real estate investment trust specializing in the development, acquisition, leasing and management of quality office properties across nine market divisions, primarily throughout the southeast. Companywide, they own and manage approximately 32 million square feet, mainly in the BBDs (best business districts) of Tampa, Orlando, Atlanta, Raleigh, Richmond, Greensboro, Memphis, Nashville and Pittsburgh. In Tampa, Highwoods Properties is the largest office landlord with 22 buildings totaling 3.8 million square feet.   … Continued

CareerSource Tampa Bay, Pinellas host National Conference on Industry Sector Growth Strategies next month

    On December 7-9, business and community leaders will meet in St. Petersburg to discuss the future of workforce and the challenges faced at The Voice of Business: National Conference on Industry Sector Growth Strategies (ISGS).   Attendees will be able to provide and gain feedback on industry needs, vision for the future of work, talent challenges, and skills required to take their business to the next level. In addition, experts from fast-growing industries will share their insights on … Continued

Tampa MSA one of the most affordable major metro areas in the US

    The most recent cost of living index (COLI) data places the Tampa MSA as one of the most affordable major metro areas in the country. At 91.7, Tampa’s COLI score comes in at nearly nine points below the national average.   The composite score looks at six different categories: grocery items, housing, utilities, transportation, health care, and miscellaneous goods and services. Five of the categories came in below the national average, pushing the Tampa MSA’s composite score to … Continued

MetLife expands in Tampa, adding 430 new jobs

    Early this month, financial services giant MetLife announced the expansion of its Tampa operations. The company will add 430 new jobs paying an average wage of nearly $75,000 by 2019, and invest another $25 million in their local facilities.   MetLife has been operating in Tampa for more than four decades and currently employs more than 1,500 at its three campuses in Hillsborough County. Providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset managements to individuals and institutional customers, MetLife … Continued

BlueLine Associates Ranks #15 on Consulting Magazines List of Fastest Growing Firms in the U.S.

    Tampa, FL — BlueLine Associates, a Global process-driven Professional Services firm headquartered in Tampa, Florida, is pleased announce the recognition as #15 on Consulting Magazines “Fastest Growing Firms.” This is BlueLine’s second appearance on such a prestigious list in addition to making the 2016 Top 10 for Consulting Magazine’s “Best Firms to Work For”.   During the awards gala in New York City on Thursday, November 1, Rob Blanchette, a Partner at BlueLine Associates, acknowledged that “Making Consulting … Continued

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Investor Spotlight: Highwoods Properties

    Highwoods Properties is a publicly traded (NYSE: HIW) real estate investment trust specializing in the development, acquisition, leasing and management of quality office properties across nine market divisions, primarily throughout the southeast. Companywide, they own and manage approximately 32 million square feet, mainly in the BBDs (best business districts) of Tampa, Orlando, Atlanta, Raleigh, Richmond, Greensboro, Memphis, Nashville and Pittsburgh. In Tampa, Highwoods Properties is the largest office landlord with 22 buildings totaling 3.8 million square feet.   … Continued

CareerSource Tampa Bay, Pinellas host National Conference on Industry Sector Growth Strategies next month

    On December 7-9, business and community leaders will meet in St. Petersburg to discuss the future of workforce and the challenges faced at The Voice of Business: National Conference on Industry Sector Growth Strategies (ISGS).   Attendees will be able to provide and gain feedback on industry needs, vision for the future of work, talent challenges, and skills required to take their business to the next level. In addition, experts from fast-growing industries will share their insights on … Continued

Tampa MSA one of the most affordable major metro areas in the US

    The most recent cost of living index (COLI) data places the Tampa MSA as one of the most affordable major metro areas in the country. At 91.7, Tampa’s COLI score comes in at nearly nine points below the national average.   The composite score looks at six different categories: grocery items, housing, utilities, transportation, health care, and miscellaneous goods and services. Five of the categories came in below the national average, pushing the Tampa MSA’s composite score to … Continued

MetLife expands in Tampa, adding 430 new jobs

    Early this month, financial services giant MetLife announced the expansion of its Tampa operations. The company will add 430 new jobs paying an average wage of nearly $75,000 by 2019, and invest another $25 million in their local facilities.   MetLife has been operating in Tampa for more than four decades and currently employs more than 1,500 at its three campuses in Hillsborough County. Providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset managements to individuals and institutional customers, MetLife … Continued

BlueLine Associates Ranks #15 on Consulting Magazines List of Fastest Growing Firms in the U.S.

    Tampa, FL — BlueLine Associates, a Global process-driven Professional Services firm headquartered in Tampa, Florida, is pleased announce the recognition as #15 on Consulting Magazines “Fastest Growing Firms.” This is BlueLine’s second appearance on such a prestigious list in addition to making the 2016 Top 10 for Consulting Magazine’s “Best Firms to Work For”.   During the awards gala in New York City on Thursday, November 1, Rob Blanchette, a Partner at BlueLine Associates, acknowledged that “Making Consulting … Continued