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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

Tampa Bay Export Alliance Trade Mission to the Dominican Republic Projects $6.8 Million in Export Sales for Local Companies

    TAMPA BAY, Fla. – (Dec. 19, 2016) – The Tampa Bay Export Alliance (TBEA), a cooperative effort of Pinellas County Economic Development, the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation and the Pasco Economic Development Council, today announced that the companies participating in December’s trade mission to the Dominican Republic have projected future sales of approximately $6.8 million as a result of the trip.   Thirteen local companies participated in the U.S. Commercial Service’s Gold Key Service (GKS) Matchmaker program, … Continued

Tampa Bay Export Alliance hosts another successful export mission in Dominican Republic

    The regional international cooperative effort, Tampa Bay Export Alliance (TBEA), led an export sales mission with nearly 40 delegates in the beginning of December to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. This mission was a first for Pasco Economic Development Council, which recently joined the Tampa Hillsborough EDC and Pinellas County Economic Development as part of TBEA.   The mission focused heavily on export opportunities, and 13 companies, ranging from pharmaceutical companies and manufacturers to educational service providers, participated in … Continued

Investor Spotlight: Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick LLP

    Founded in 1925, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP is a full-service business law firm with more than 250 lawyers in five offices located in Toledo and Columbus, Ohio; Tampa and Sarasota, Florida.; and Charlotte, North Carolina. In each of their markets, Shumaker is a premier provider of quality legal services to their core constituency: individuals, small businesses, health care providers, nonprofit organizations, Fortune 500, and international corporations.   Julio C. Esquivel, the Managing Partner of the firm’s Tampa … Continued

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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

Tampa Bay Export Alliance Trade Mission to the Dominican Republic Projects $6.8 Million in Export Sales for Local Companies

    TAMPA BAY, Fla. – (Dec. 19, 2016) – The Tampa Bay Export Alliance (TBEA), a cooperative effort of Pinellas County Economic Development, the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation and the Pasco Economic Development Council, today announced that the companies participating in December’s trade mission to the Dominican Republic have projected future sales of approximately $6.8 million as a result of the trip.   Thirteen local companies participated in the U.S. Commercial Service’s Gold Key Service (GKS) Matchmaker program, … Continued

Tampa Bay Export Alliance hosts another successful export mission in Dominican Republic

    The regional international cooperative effort, Tampa Bay Export Alliance (TBEA), led an export sales mission with nearly 40 delegates in the beginning of December to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. This mission was a first for Pasco Economic Development Council, which recently joined the Tampa Hillsborough EDC and Pinellas County Economic Development as part of TBEA.   The mission focused heavily on export opportunities, and 13 companies, ranging from pharmaceutical companies and manufacturers to educational service providers, participated in … Continued

Investor Spotlight: Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick LLP

    Founded in 1925, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP is a full-service business law firm with more than 250 lawyers in five offices located in Toledo and Columbus, Ohio; Tampa and Sarasota, Florida.; and Charlotte, North Carolina. In each of their markets, Shumaker is a premier provider of quality legal services to their core constituency: individuals, small businesses, health care providers, nonprofit organizations, Fortune 500, and international corporations.   Julio C. Esquivel, the Managing Partner of the firm’s Tampa … Continued