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Experienced international business development professional joins Team EDC

    Earlier this month, the Tampa Hillsborough EDC hired Ajay Sujanani as the vice president of international business development. Bringing extensive international experience to the table, Sujanani will help the organization, as well as the cooperative effort Tampa Bay Export Alliance, rise to the next level.   Sujanani will lead international business development efforts for the EDC, including sales and FDI missions to foreign markets, export counseling, and connecting local companies to the resources necessary to expand overseas.   … Continued

Amazon HQ2 fever hits Tampa Bay

    Earlier this month, Tampa Bay submitted its proposal for HQ2 to Amazon. The gargantuan online retailer issued a public Request for Proposals (RFP) on September 7, setting off a race among communities across North America to respond with their proposals for the project by the October 19 deadline. Amazon received a total of 238 proposals for HQ2, which promises to bring 50,000 jobs paying an average wage of $100,000 annually and billions of dollars in capital investment to … Continued

Tampa Bay Export Alliance mission to Colombia expected to generate $6.9 million in sales

    On September 27-29, the Tampa Bay Export Alliance hosted its sixth regional export sales mission to Bogota, Colombia.   Nine local companies participated in the Gold Key Service (GKS) Matchmaking program, which sets up one-on-one meetings with potential customers. More than 130 meetings were conducted over the short timeframe. From these meetings, companies are expected to create approximately $6.9 million in sales.   In addition to the personalized meetings, the Colombia mission included several other networking events and … Continued

Siemens and Chromalloy Gas Turbine Corporation joint venture to create 350 new jobs, $139M in capital investment

    Earlier this month, Siemens and Chromalloy Gas Turbine Corporation announced Hillsborough County as the headquarters location for the new joint venture, Advanced Airfoil Components. While Siemens and Chromalloy evaluated many states, they ultimately chose Florida as the best destination for the new headquarters operations.   The opening of the Advanced Airfoil Components manufacturing facility will create 350 new jobs and approximately $139 million in capital investment. The company will lease 210,000 square feet at Tampa Regional Industrial Park … Continued

Make It Tampa Bay talent attraction initiative launches

    It’s been months in the making, but on October 16th, leaders of Visit Tampa Bay, the Tourist Development Council of Hillsborough County (TDC), the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners, and the Tampa Hillsborough EDC unveiled its joint effort to attract more talent and business relocations to Hillsborough County: Make It Tampa Bay.   The Make It Tampa Bay initiative draws on Visit Tampa Bay’s award-winning brand and established out-of-state marketing channels to showcase our community as the … Continued

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Experienced international business development professional joins Team EDC

    Earlier this month, the Tampa Hillsborough EDC hired Ajay Sujanani as the vice president of international business development. Bringing extensive international experience to the table, Sujanani will help the organization, as well as the cooperative effort Tampa Bay Export Alliance, rise to the next level.   Sujanani will lead international business development efforts for the EDC, including sales and FDI missions to foreign markets, export counseling, and connecting local companies to the resources necessary to expand overseas.   … Continued

Amazon HQ2 fever hits Tampa Bay

    Earlier this month, Tampa Bay submitted its proposal for HQ2 to Amazon. The gargantuan online retailer issued a public Request for Proposals (RFP) on September 7, setting off a race among communities across North America to respond with their proposals for the project by the October 19 deadline. Amazon received a total of 238 proposals for HQ2, which promises to bring 50,000 jobs paying an average wage of $100,000 annually and billions of dollars in capital investment to … Continued

Tampa Bay Export Alliance mission to Colombia expected to generate $6.9 million in sales

    On September 27-29, the Tampa Bay Export Alliance hosted its sixth regional export sales mission to Bogota, Colombia.   Nine local companies participated in the Gold Key Service (GKS) Matchmaking program, which sets up one-on-one meetings with potential customers. More than 130 meetings were conducted over the short timeframe. From these meetings, companies are expected to create approximately $6.9 million in sales.   In addition to the personalized meetings, the Colombia mission included several other networking events and … Continued

Siemens and Chromalloy Gas Turbine Corporation joint venture to create 350 new jobs, $139M in capital investment

    Earlier this month, Siemens and Chromalloy Gas Turbine Corporation announced Hillsborough County as the headquarters location for the new joint venture, Advanced Airfoil Components. While Siemens and Chromalloy evaluated many states, they ultimately chose Florida as the best destination for the new headquarters operations.   The opening of the Advanced Airfoil Components manufacturing facility will create 350 new jobs and approximately $139 million in capital investment. The company will lease 210,000 square feet at Tampa Regional Industrial Park … Continued

Make It Tampa Bay talent attraction initiative launches

    It’s been months in the making, but on October 16th, leaders of Visit Tampa Bay, the Tourist Development Council of Hillsborough County (TDC), the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners, and the Tampa Hillsborough EDC unveiled its joint effort to attract more talent and business relocations to Hillsborough County: Make It Tampa Bay.   The Make It Tampa Bay initiative draws on Visit Tampa Bay’s award-winning brand and established out-of-state marketing channels to showcase our community as the … Continued