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2017 Tampa MSA forecast: Lower cost of living, robust job creation signal continued growth

    Data recently reported by the Tampa Hillsborough EDC offers numbers going in the right direction for the Tampa metro area. The cost of living continues to be well below the national average, while vital industry sectors, such as Professional and Business Services and Education and Health Services, continue to add jobs.   As of the third quarter of 2016, the Tampa MSA’s Cost of Living Index (COLI) was nearly eight points below the national average to 92.2. While … Continued

Tampa Hillsborough EDC Hires New Senior Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer

    TAMPA, Fla. – The Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation (EDC) today announced that Mark Segel will be joining its management team as senior vice president and chief administrative officer on January 3, 2017. Segel brings nearly two decades of banking industry expertise and eight years of nonprofit leadership experience to his new role in the organization.   “Mark’s history of community leadership and his passion for our mission to bring high quality jobs and capital investment to Tampa … Continued

Gov. Scott: Florida Leads the Nation in Private-Sector Job Growth

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida businesses added private-sector jobs at the fastest rate in the nation in the last year, tied with Utah. Over the year in November, Florida added 251,400 new private-sector jobs, resulting in a private-sector job growth rate of 3.5 percent. Florida’s annual job growth rate has exceeded the nation’s rate, which is 1.7 percent, for 56 consecutive months.   Governor Scott said, “I am proud that we are ending … Continued

Competing metros: Tampa Bay rebounds to best performance in decade in Milken Institute rankings

    Robert Triguax | Tampa Bay Times   Here’s a feel-good column to unwrap this holiday season that will reveal the Tampa Bay metro area is rebounding as one of the better performing, larger metro areas in the United States.   That’s great news after a decade of rough times in the bay area economy, hitting a low ranking among the nation’s top 200 metros at No. 169 in 2009. That’s when the recession cut deepest in Tampa Bay … Continued

Gov. Scott: Tampa Area Gained More Than 32,000 New Jobs Over the Year

    TAMPA, Fla. — Governor Rick Scott announced today that the Tampa area added 32,600 new private-sector jobs over the year in November. The Tampa area’s unemployment rate was 4.7 percent. Florida businesses created 31,600 private-sector jobs across the state during November 2016, bringing the total number of jobs created since December 2010 to 1,266,900 jobs.   Governor Scott said, “The Tampa area added more than 32,000 new jobs over the year and remains first in the state for … Continued

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2017 Tampa MSA forecast: Lower cost of living, robust job creation signal continued growth

    Data recently reported by the Tampa Hillsborough EDC offers numbers going in the right direction for the Tampa metro area. The cost of living continues to be well below the national average, while vital industry sectors, such as Professional and Business Services and Education and Health Services, continue to add jobs.   As of the third quarter of 2016, the Tampa MSA’s Cost of Living Index (COLI) was nearly eight points below the national average to 92.2. While … Continued

Tampa Hillsborough EDC Hires New Senior Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer

    TAMPA, Fla. – The Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation (EDC) today announced that Mark Segel will be joining its management team as senior vice president and chief administrative officer on January 3, 2017. Segel brings nearly two decades of banking industry expertise and eight years of nonprofit leadership experience to his new role in the organization.   “Mark’s history of community leadership and his passion for our mission to bring high quality jobs and capital investment to Tampa … Continued

Gov. Scott: Florida Leads the Nation in Private-Sector Job Growth

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida businesses added private-sector jobs at the fastest rate in the nation in the last year, tied with Utah. Over the year in November, Florida added 251,400 new private-sector jobs, resulting in a private-sector job growth rate of 3.5 percent. Florida’s annual job growth rate has exceeded the nation’s rate, which is 1.7 percent, for 56 consecutive months.   Governor Scott said, “I am proud that we are ending … Continued

Competing metros: Tampa Bay rebounds to best performance in decade in Milken Institute rankings

    Robert Triguax | Tampa Bay Times   Here’s a feel-good column to unwrap this holiday season that will reveal the Tampa Bay metro area is rebounding as one of the better performing, larger metro areas in the United States.   That’s great news after a decade of rough times in the bay area economy, hitting a low ranking among the nation’s top 200 metros at No. 169 in 2009. That’s when the recession cut deepest in Tampa Bay … Continued

Gov. Scott: Tampa Area Gained More Than 32,000 New Jobs Over the Year

    TAMPA, Fla. — Governor Rick Scott announced today that the Tampa area added 32,600 new private-sector jobs over the year in November. The Tampa area’s unemployment rate was 4.7 percent. Florida businesses created 31,600 private-sector jobs across the state during November 2016, bringing the total number of jobs created since December 2010 to 1,266,900 jobs.   Governor Scott said, “The Tampa area added more than 32,000 new jobs over the year and remains first in the state for … Continued