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Gov. Scott: Florida Continues to Lead Nation’s Largest States in Job Growth

    NEW YORK, N.Y., – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida added jobs at a faster rate than the 10 largest states in the nation over the last year. Florida had the second-fastest annual private-sector job growth rate out of all the states in the nation, behind Utah. For 62 consecutive months, Florida’s private-sector job growth rate, which is 3 percent, has outpaced the nation’s rate, which is 1.8 percent. Since December 2010, Florida businesses have created 1,377,100 … Continued

How Tampa Turned a Dead Zone Into a Downtown

    Richard Danielson | Politico   Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn likes to say that when he moved here in 1980, only 600 people lived downtown—300 of them at the old Morgan Street jail.   No wonder. Downtown Tampa in 1980 had been in decline for decades. A century before, early leaders had charted its future as a deep-water port for moving cargo: phosphate mined in Central Florida, citrus grown along the Gulf Coast and cigars rolled in brick factories … Continued

Investor Spotlight: Diamond View

    Diamond View is best known for its national commercial work with clients such as Gatorade, Corona, and Purina. Today, the company’s core focus is on high-end commercial and branding videos. In addition to creating commercial campaigns, the firm is a major advocate for the economic development of North Tampa’s Innovation Place. Diamond View was recognized as one of the “Best Places to Work in Tampa Bay” by the Tampa Bay Business Journal in 2015 and 2016, and was … Continued

2017 Florida Legislative Session ends: Here’s what it means for economic development.

    The tumultuous 2017 legislative session has finally come to an end, and the bottom line for economic development is that the toolkit on which the EDC and its partners rely to recruit, retain, and expand companies has been preserved.   In short, Florida remains open for business.   Critical performance-based incentives such as Qualified Target Industry (QTI) and the Quick Response Training (QRT) program have been funded. Enterprise Florida will continue operating, albeit with a smaller staff, reduced … Continued

EDC strengthens team with several new hires

    The Tampa Hillsborough EDC is powering into the home stretch of an action-packed 2017 fiscal year with new team members who’ll play important roles in helping us to fulfill our ambitious agenda.   Jonathan Wolf, who joined the Business Development team last month, will concentrate on local business retention and expansion support. As a CareerSource Tampa Bay employee, Jon will acquaint Tampa area companies with programs and dollars that are available to help them with their hiring and … Continued

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Gov. Scott: Florida Continues to Lead Nation’s Largest States in Job Growth

    NEW YORK, N.Y., – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida added jobs at a faster rate than the 10 largest states in the nation over the last year. Florida had the second-fastest annual private-sector job growth rate out of all the states in the nation, behind Utah. For 62 consecutive months, Florida’s private-sector job growth rate, which is 3 percent, has outpaced the nation’s rate, which is 1.8 percent. Since December 2010, Florida businesses have created 1,377,100 … Continued

How Tampa Turned a Dead Zone Into a Downtown

    Richard Danielson | Politico   Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn likes to say that when he moved here in 1980, only 600 people lived downtown—300 of them at the old Morgan Street jail.   No wonder. Downtown Tampa in 1980 had been in decline for decades. A century before, early leaders had charted its future as a deep-water port for moving cargo: phosphate mined in Central Florida, citrus grown along the Gulf Coast and cigars rolled in brick factories … Continued

Investor Spotlight: Diamond View

    Diamond View is best known for its national commercial work with clients such as Gatorade, Corona, and Purina. Today, the company’s core focus is on high-end commercial and branding videos. In addition to creating commercial campaigns, the firm is a major advocate for the economic development of North Tampa’s Innovation Place. Diamond View was recognized as one of the “Best Places to Work in Tampa Bay” by the Tampa Bay Business Journal in 2015 and 2016, and was … Continued

2017 Florida Legislative Session ends: Here’s what it means for economic development.

    The tumultuous 2017 legislative session has finally come to an end, and the bottom line for economic development is that the toolkit on which the EDC and its partners rely to recruit, retain, and expand companies has been preserved.   In short, Florida remains open for business.   Critical performance-based incentives such as Qualified Target Industry (QTI) and the Quick Response Training (QRT) program have been funded. Enterprise Florida will continue operating, albeit with a smaller staff, reduced … Continued

EDC strengthens team with several new hires

    The Tampa Hillsborough EDC is powering into the home stretch of an action-packed 2017 fiscal year with new team members who’ll play important roles in helping us to fulfill our ambitious agenda.   Jonathan Wolf, who joined the Business Development team last month, will concentrate on local business retention and expansion support. As a CareerSource Tampa Bay employee, Jon will acquaint Tampa area companies with programs and dollars that are available to help them with their hiring and … Continued