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Registration is now open for TBEA trade mission to Colombia

    The Tampa Bay Export Alliance (TBEA) is now accepting applications and registration for their next export sales mission to Bogota, Colombia on September 27-30.   As the second largest export market for Florida and fourth largest economy in Latin America, Colombia is an excellent market for Tampa Bay companies looking to export. Exports to Colombia have increased 15 percent since the start of the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement, which eliminated import tariffs on 80 percent of U.S. consumer … Continued

2016 Annual Meeting videos, Annual Report score four more awards

    The Tampa Hillsborough EDC’s Marketing and Communications team and Investors Trickey Jennus, Spectrum, and Diamond View won four more awards for their work on the 2016 Annual Report and three exciting videos created for last October’s Annual Meeting.   The EDC’s “Welcome to Tampa Bay,” “THRIVE” and “StandUp Tampa” videos were selected as 2017 Communicator Award winners. The leading international awards program recognizes big ideas in marketing and communications, receiving more than 6,000 entries from companies and agencies … Continued

Looking for interns? The EDC can help!

    Thanks to partnerships with a variety of local organizations, the Tampa Hillsborough EDC provides valuable resources to businesses that help them thrive in Hillsborough County. Through CareerSource Tampa Bay, we are able to connect local employers with a pool of young professional talent looking for internship opportunities with the Tampa Bay Intern program.   Rather than search for interns on their own, the Tampa Bay Intern program allows companies to post internship opportunities and connect with potential hires … Continued

Investor Spotlight: USAA

    The USAA family of companies provides insurance, banking, investments, retirement products and advice to 12 million current and former members of the U.S. military and their families. Known for its legendary commitment to its members, USAA is consistently recognized for outstanding service, employee well-being and financial strength.   Founded in 1922, USAA is headquartered in San Antonio but has maintained a presence in Tampa and Hillsborough County for many decades. In November 2013, USAA made one of the … Continued

Gov. Scott: Tampa Area Added Nearly 32,000 New Jobs Over the Year

    TAMPA, Fla. — Governor Rick Scott announced today that the Tampa area added 31,800 new private-sector jobs over the year in April. The Tampa area’s unemployment rate was 3.8 percent, down 0.6 percentage point from one year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created 15,000 new jobs in April and the unemployment rate dropped to 4.5 percent, the lowest since November 2007. Since December 2010, Florida businesses have created 1,355,700 new private-sector jobs.   Governor Scott said, “It is great … Continued

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Registration is now open for TBEA trade mission to Colombia

    The Tampa Bay Export Alliance (TBEA) is now accepting applications and registration for their next export sales mission to Bogota, Colombia on September 27-30.   As the second largest export market for Florida and fourth largest economy in Latin America, Colombia is an excellent market for Tampa Bay companies looking to export. Exports to Colombia have increased 15 percent since the start of the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement, which eliminated import tariffs on 80 percent of U.S. consumer … Continued

2016 Annual Meeting videos, Annual Report score four more awards

    The Tampa Hillsborough EDC’s Marketing and Communications team and Investors Trickey Jennus, Spectrum, and Diamond View won four more awards for their work on the 2016 Annual Report and three exciting videos created for last October’s Annual Meeting.   The EDC’s “Welcome to Tampa Bay,” “THRIVE” and “StandUp Tampa” videos were selected as 2017 Communicator Award winners. The leading international awards program recognizes big ideas in marketing and communications, receiving more than 6,000 entries from companies and agencies … Continued

Looking for interns? The EDC can help!

    Thanks to partnerships with a variety of local organizations, the Tampa Hillsborough EDC provides valuable resources to businesses that help them thrive in Hillsborough County. Through CareerSource Tampa Bay, we are able to connect local employers with a pool of young professional talent looking for internship opportunities with the Tampa Bay Intern program.   Rather than search for interns on their own, the Tampa Bay Intern program allows companies to post internship opportunities and connect with potential hires … Continued

Investor Spotlight: USAA

    The USAA family of companies provides insurance, banking, investments, retirement products and advice to 12 million current and former members of the U.S. military and their families. Known for its legendary commitment to its members, USAA is consistently recognized for outstanding service, employee well-being and financial strength.   Founded in 1922, USAA is headquartered in San Antonio but has maintained a presence in Tampa and Hillsborough County for many decades. In November 2013, USAA made one of the … Continued

Gov. Scott: Tampa Area Added Nearly 32,000 New Jobs Over the Year

    TAMPA, Fla. — Governor Rick Scott announced today that the Tampa area added 31,800 new private-sector jobs over the year in April. The Tampa area’s unemployment rate was 3.8 percent, down 0.6 percentage point from one year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created 15,000 new jobs in April and the unemployment rate dropped to 4.5 percent, the lowest since November 2007. Since December 2010, Florida businesses have created 1,355,700 new private-sector jobs.   Governor Scott said, “It is great … Continued