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Mayor Buckhorn, StandUp Tampa CEOs join EDC on mission to Washington, D.C.

    Tampa is increasingly in the national spotlight – and with good reason. Whether it’s a rise in the rankings, coverage in major media outlets, or a headline-grabbing recruiting win like Amgen, Cigar City is on everyone’s radar these days.   The EDC took a trip last month to Washington, D.C. to capitalize on our momentum and share why the Tampa area holds such promise for companies and people that want to have a role in shaping its exciting … Continued

Global Cities Initiative provides Tampa Bay Export Alliance framework for FDI efforts

    On May 31, the Tampa Bay Export Alliance (TBEA) unveiled its Global Tampa Bay Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) plan, a regional global investment strategy that outlines steps for local business, civic, and government leaders to take to leverage FDI to grow global engagement. The plan is an important piece of the region’s participation in the Global Cities Initiative (GCI), a joint project of the Brookings Institution and JPMorgan Chase.   The final plan incorporates lessons learned from previous … Continued

Last call for TBEA export sales mission to Colombia

    Ever thought about expanding your business into Latin America, but didn’t know where to start? The next Tampa Bay Export Alliance mission to Bogota, Colombia can help you vet new prospects and lay the groundwork for new business in just two days.   This export mission, taking place September 27-30, will feature the U.S. Commercial Service Gold Key Program, which offers one-on-one, matchmaking appointments with potential customers during the multi-day mission. Interested companies will receive an initial evaluation … Continued

Gov. Scott: Tampa Area Added More Than 41,000 New Jobs Over the Year

    TAMPA, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Tampa area added 41,600 new private-sector jobs in the last year, the second-highest number of jobs among all metro areas. Tampa’s unemployment rate was 3.8 percent, down 0.5 percentage point from one year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created 21,900 new jobs in May and the unemployment rate dropped to 4.3 percent, the lowest rate since August 2007. Since December 2010, Florida businesses have created 1,377,100 new private-sector jobs. … Continued

Reaching New Heights: USF is 5th Leading Public University in U.S. Patents Ranking

    TAMPA, Fla. – With 114 new utility patents issued in 2016, the University of South Florida ranks fifth among American public universities and 11th among universities worldwide in generating new U.S. Patents, according to a new report published by the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO).   USF’s new record-setting annual patent total also ranked first among Florida universities in what is widely recognized as a measure of institutional productivity and prominence. USF … Continued

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Mayor Buckhorn, StandUp Tampa CEOs join EDC on mission to Washington, D.C.

    Tampa is increasingly in the national spotlight – and with good reason. Whether it’s a rise in the rankings, coverage in major media outlets, or a headline-grabbing recruiting win like Amgen, Cigar City is on everyone’s radar these days.   The EDC took a trip last month to Washington, D.C. to capitalize on our momentum and share why the Tampa area holds such promise for companies and people that want to have a role in shaping its exciting … Continued

Global Cities Initiative provides Tampa Bay Export Alliance framework for FDI efforts

    On May 31, the Tampa Bay Export Alliance (TBEA) unveiled its Global Tampa Bay Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) plan, a regional global investment strategy that outlines steps for local business, civic, and government leaders to take to leverage FDI to grow global engagement. The plan is an important piece of the region’s participation in the Global Cities Initiative (GCI), a joint project of the Brookings Institution and JPMorgan Chase.   The final plan incorporates lessons learned from previous … Continued

Last call for TBEA export sales mission to Colombia

    Ever thought about expanding your business into Latin America, but didn’t know where to start? The next Tampa Bay Export Alliance mission to Bogota, Colombia can help you vet new prospects and lay the groundwork for new business in just two days.   This export mission, taking place September 27-30, will feature the U.S. Commercial Service Gold Key Program, which offers one-on-one, matchmaking appointments with potential customers during the multi-day mission. Interested companies will receive an initial evaluation … Continued

Gov. Scott: Tampa Area Added More Than 41,000 New Jobs Over the Year

    TAMPA, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Tampa area added 41,600 new private-sector jobs in the last year, the second-highest number of jobs among all metro areas. Tampa’s unemployment rate was 3.8 percent, down 0.5 percentage point from one year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created 21,900 new jobs in May and the unemployment rate dropped to 4.3 percent, the lowest rate since August 2007. Since December 2010, Florida businesses have created 1,377,100 new private-sector jobs. … Continued

Reaching New Heights: USF is 5th Leading Public University in U.S. Patents Ranking

    TAMPA, Fla. – With 114 new utility patents issued in 2016, the University of South Florida ranks fifth among American public universities and 11th among universities worldwide in generating new U.S. Patents, according to a new report published by the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO).   USF’s new record-setting annual patent total also ranked first among Florida universities in what is widely recognized as a measure of institutional productivity and prominence. USF … Continued