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Governor Scott Announces Cognizant to Expand and Create 75 New Jobs in Tampa Area

    TAMPA, Fla. –(Sept. 5, 2017) – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Cognizant Technology Solutions, a global provider of business and technology services, will expand operations in Tampa and create 75 new jobs. This expansion will be the company’s fourth facility in Tampa and will focus primarily on healthcare organizations services and support. Cognizant currently employs more than 1,900 Floridians, with over half based in the Tampa area.   Cognizant has more than 100 delivery and operations centers … Continued

Tampa man may have the solution for Harvey flood victims

  ABC Action News   Thousands of people have been displaced by torrential rains and catastrophic flooding since Harvey slammed into Southeast Texas last Friday.   Many of those people might struggle to find a new, permanent place to live for many months or years.   A Tampa man thinks he has the solution for this sudden need for good, but affordable housing   It was an idea born after the last major storm to hit the Gulf states: Hurricane … Continued

Florida Manufacturing More Than Tourism

    Global Trade | Craig Guillot   As global trade and manufacturing continue to expand, US states that have port access, skilled talent and industrial space are poised to thrive. Home to one of the fastest-growing economies and some of the fastest-growing cities in the nation, Florida is experiencing a rise in manufacturing activity in many areas of the state. Florida’s growing manufacturing base is being fueled by thriving ports, high population growth rates, a strong education system and what many … Continued

53 Hillsborough County companies make Inc. 5000 list

    Fifty three companies from Hillsborough County made the Inc. 5000 list in 2017. This list is a collection of the fastest-growing private firms in America. Together, they have created more than 619,000 jobs over the past three years.   Two EDC Investors made the list this year: IT Authorities (#1853) and College Hunks Hauling Junk (#2176). IT Authorities has made the list five times, initially appearing in 2010, while College Hunks Hauling Junk and Moving has made the … Continued

Cost of living down, employment numbers up in Tampa Bay

    Two new reports released in August showed the Tampa MSA’s continued economic rise: employment numbers continue to grow, and the cost of living remains below the national average.   Last week, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Tampa area added 39,700 new private sector jobs in the past year – the highest number of jobs among all metros in Florida. The unemployment rate dipped to 4.1%, 0.8 percent lower than this time last year.   Professional and Business … Continued

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Governor Scott Announces Cognizant to Expand and Create 75 New Jobs in Tampa Area

    TAMPA, Fla. –(Sept. 5, 2017) – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Cognizant Technology Solutions, a global provider of business and technology services, will expand operations in Tampa and create 75 new jobs. This expansion will be the company’s fourth facility in Tampa and will focus primarily on healthcare organizations services and support. Cognizant currently employs more than 1,900 Floridians, with over half based in the Tampa area.   Cognizant has more than 100 delivery and operations centers … Continued

Tampa man may have the solution for Harvey flood victims

  ABC Action News   Thousands of people have been displaced by torrential rains and catastrophic flooding since Harvey slammed into Southeast Texas last Friday.   Many of those people might struggle to find a new, permanent place to live for many months or years.   A Tampa man thinks he has the solution for this sudden need for good, but affordable housing   It was an idea born after the last major storm to hit the Gulf states: Hurricane … Continued

Florida Manufacturing More Than Tourism

    Global Trade | Craig Guillot   As global trade and manufacturing continue to expand, US states that have port access, skilled talent and industrial space are poised to thrive. Home to one of the fastest-growing economies and some of the fastest-growing cities in the nation, Florida is experiencing a rise in manufacturing activity in many areas of the state. Florida’s growing manufacturing base is being fueled by thriving ports, high population growth rates, a strong education system and what many … Continued

53 Hillsborough County companies make Inc. 5000 list

    Fifty three companies from Hillsborough County made the Inc. 5000 list in 2017. This list is a collection of the fastest-growing private firms in America. Together, they have created more than 619,000 jobs over the past three years.   Two EDC Investors made the list this year: IT Authorities (#1853) and College Hunks Hauling Junk (#2176). IT Authorities has made the list five times, initially appearing in 2010, while College Hunks Hauling Junk and Moving has made the … Continued

Cost of living down, employment numbers up in Tampa Bay

    Two new reports released in August showed the Tampa MSA’s continued economic rise: employment numbers continue to grow, and the cost of living remains below the national average.   Last week, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Tampa area added 39,700 new private sector jobs in the past year – the highest number of jobs among all metros in Florida. The unemployment rate dipped to 4.1%, 0.8 percent lower than this time last year.   Professional and Business … Continued