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Gov. Scott: Tampa Area Ranks Second in State Job Creation

    TAMPA, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Tampa area added 28,400 new private-sector jobs in the last year, continuing to create the second-highest number of jobs among all Florida metro areas. The Tampa area also continues to rank first in the state in demand for high-skill, high-wage STEM occupations with 14,839 openings in November. Tampa’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.6 percent, down 1.0 percentage point from one year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created 13,900 new … Continued

Latest economic indicators signal strong ending to 2017

    The Tampa metro area’s economy has been strong all year, and the latest economic indicators suggest that our momentum isn’t abating. The unemployment rate in September 2017 for our local labor force of 1.5 million was 3.3 percent, 1.4 percent less than the same time last year.   Individual employment sectors are seeing major growth in comparison to September 2016 as well. Professional and Business Services added 12,900 over the one-year period, an increase of 5.6 percent. Finance … Continued

Global Tampa Bay Regional Alliance conducts successful FDI mission in UK and Ireland

    Leaders from the Global Tampa Bay Regional Alliance traveled to the United Kingdom and Ireland last month, conducting their second regional FDI mission together.   The UK/Ireland mission was aimed at attracting foreign direct investment to Tampa Bay. The trip’s agenda centered on meetings between representatives from Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco Counties and prospects interested in business opportunities in our region.   There are many reasons why Irish and UK companies would find Tampa Bay an attractive market … Continued

Letter from Craig J. Richard, CEO & President

    Dear Investor, Partners, and Friends,   As I reflect upon my first full year as CEO of this incredible organization, I am deeply grateful.   I’ve had the chance to get to know the leadership of our local government, business community, and nonprofit sector. I’ve met scores of other people who share an extraordinary love for Tampa Bay and an eagerness to do their part to make it better all the time. The commitment everyone here seems to … Continued

Investor Spotlight: Fifth Third Bank

    Fifth Third Bank is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. Established in 1858, the company has $130 billion in assets and operates 17 affiliates with more than 1,300 full-service banking centers and more than 2,600 ATMs in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Florida, Tennessee, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Georgia and North Carolina. Fifth Third operates four main businesses: Commercial Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending and Investment Advisors. The Tampa Bay affiliate operates 48 banking centers … Continued

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Gov. Scott: Tampa Area Ranks Second in State Job Creation

    TAMPA, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Tampa area added 28,400 new private-sector jobs in the last year, continuing to create the second-highest number of jobs among all Florida metro areas. The Tampa area also continues to rank first in the state in demand for high-skill, high-wage STEM occupations with 14,839 openings in November. Tampa’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.6 percent, down 1.0 percentage point from one year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created 13,900 new … Continued

Latest economic indicators signal strong ending to 2017

    The Tampa metro area’s economy has been strong all year, and the latest economic indicators suggest that our momentum isn’t abating. The unemployment rate in September 2017 for our local labor force of 1.5 million was 3.3 percent, 1.4 percent less than the same time last year.   Individual employment sectors are seeing major growth in comparison to September 2016 as well. Professional and Business Services added 12,900 over the one-year period, an increase of 5.6 percent. Finance … Continued

Global Tampa Bay Regional Alliance conducts successful FDI mission in UK and Ireland

    Leaders from the Global Tampa Bay Regional Alliance traveled to the United Kingdom and Ireland last month, conducting their second regional FDI mission together.   The UK/Ireland mission was aimed at attracting foreign direct investment to Tampa Bay. The trip’s agenda centered on meetings between representatives from Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco Counties and prospects interested in business opportunities in our region.   There are many reasons why Irish and UK companies would find Tampa Bay an attractive market … Continued

Letter from Craig J. Richard, CEO & President

    Dear Investor, Partners, and Friends,   As I reflect upon my first full year as CEO of this incredible organization, I am deeply grateful.   I’ve had the chance to get to know the leadership of our local government, business community, and nonprofit sector. I’ve met scores of other people who share an extraordinary love for Tampa Bay and an eagerness to do their part to make it better all the time. The commitment everyone here seems to … Continued

Investor Spotlight: Fifth Third Bank

    Fifth Third Bank is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. Established in 1858, the company has $130 billion in assets and operates 17 affiliates with more than 1,300 full-service banking centers and more than 2,600 ATMs in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Florida, Tennessee, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Georgia and North Carolina. Fifth Third operates four main businesses: Commercial Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending and Investment Advisors. The Tampa Bay affiliate operates 48 banking centers … Continued