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New master plan positions Florida’s largest port for massive growth

    As 2016 came to a close, Port Tampa Bay was preparing for the future.   In December, Florida’s largest and most diversified port released details on its “Vision 2030” master plan. The new plan aims to help Port Tampa Bay grow and create new business, while building upon its existing industries.   Highlights of the master plan include developing the 45-acre Channelside real estate project, which includes waterfront parks, convention space, and upgrades to cruise gangways and berth. … Continued

Tampa shines in national media spotlight

    In November, Tampa made national headlines on media outlets CNBC’s Power Lunch, Bloomberg, and TheStreet. And it’s no surprise, given the city’s remarkable job growth numbers, high quality of life, and young, talented workforce.   On Bloomberg TV, Tampa Bay Lightning owner and Strategic Property Partners executive Jeff Vinik highlighted what makes Tampa an exciting market for business and investment. He discussed how the Tampa metro market leads the state in professional and business services job growth, boasts … Continued

Commercial Real Estate Roundup

    Tampa’s favorable business climate is propelling Tampa’s commercial office market forward, and it faces no major headwinds in 2017. In the last quarter of 2016, there were plenty of significant office deals closing, driven by internal expansions and by outside companies seeing new opportunities for relocation and investment in the Tampa market.   At the core of this progress is the region’s healthy and sustained population growth, which will continue to power demand for residential and retail and … Continued

Thriving startups expand in Tampa, adding nearly 1000 jobs

    Tampa’s reputation as an excellent market for startups and hypergrowth companies gained more traction last quarter, as locally founded, technology-centric companies announced major expansion plans.   On December 14, CareSync announced plans to expand to a new headquarters in Hillsborough County. A leading provider of software and services for care coordination, CareSync recently added 150 existing positions to its new offices offering 51,000 square feet of space at Hidden River Corporate Park and plans to hire up to … Continued

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

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New master plan positions Florida’s largest port for massive growth

    As 2016 came to a close, Port Tampa Bay was preparing for the future.   In December, Florida’s largest and most diversified port released details on its “Vision 2030” master plan. The new plan aims to help Port Tampa Bay grow and create new business, while building upon its existing industries.   Highlights of the master plan include developing the 45-acre Channelside real estate project, which includes waterfront parks, convention space, and upgrades to cruise gangways and berth. … Continued

Tampa shines in national media spotlight

    In November, Tampa made national headlines on media outlets CNBC’s Power Lunch, Bloomberg, and TheStreet. And it’s no surprise, given the city’s remarkable job growth numbers, high quality of life, and young, talented workforce.   On Bloomberg TV, Tampa Bay Lightning owner and Strategic Property Partners executive Jeff Vinik highlighted what makes Tampa an exciting market for business and investment. He discussed how the Tampa metro market leads the state in professional and business services job growth, boasts … Continued

Commercial Real Estate Roundup

    Tampa’s favorable business climate is propelling Tampa’s commercial office market forward, and it faces no major headwinds in 2017. In the last quarter of 2016, there were plenty of significant office deals closing, driven by internal expansions and by outside companies seeing new opportunities for relocation and investment in the Tampa market.   At the core of this progress is the region’s healthy and sustained population growth, which will continue to power demand for residential and retail and … Continued

Thriving startups expand in Tampa, adding nearly 1000 jobs

    Tampa’s reputation as an excellent market for startups and hypergrowth companies gained more traction last quarter, as locally founded, technology-centric companies announced major expansion plans.   On December 14, CareSync announced plans to expand to a new headquarters in Hillsborough County. A leading provider of software and services for care coordination, CareSync recently added 150 existing positions to its new offices offering 51,000 square feet of space at Hidden River Corporate Park and plans to hire up to … Continued

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