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Tampa Bay launches new foreign direct investment strategy to maximize region’s global potential

    CONTACTS: Jessica Butzier, 813.518.2648, jbutzier@tampaedc.com Anthony Fiano, 202.238.3113, afiano@brookings.edu   TAMPA BAY, Fla. – Today, the Tampa Bay Export Alliance announced the launch of the Global Tampa Bay Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Plan, a regional global investment plan that outlines specific steps that local business, civic, and government leaders can take to leverage foreign direct investment to foster global engagement. This strategy is an integral stage of Tampa Bay’s participation in the Global Cities Initiative, a joint project of … Continued

Gov. Scott: Tampa Area Added Nearly 32,000 New Jobs Over the Year

    TAMPA, Fla. — Governor Rick Scott announced today that the Tampa area added 31,800 new private-sector jobs over the year in April. The Tampa area’s unemployment rate was 3.8 percent, down 0.6 percentage point from one year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created 15,000 new jobs in April and the unemployment rate dropped to 4.5 percent, the lowest since November 2007. Since December 2010, Florida businesses have created 1,355,700 new private-sector jobs.   Governor Scott said, “It is great … Continued

CEOs Nationwide Rank Florida #2 State for Business

    ORLANDO, Fla. (May 9, 2016) – Chief Executive Magazine today named Florida the #2 state for business in its 2016 Best & Worst States for Business issue. Chief Executive asked 513 CEOs to rank states they are familiar with on the friendliness of their tax and regulatory regime, workforce quality and living environment. Florida again moved up in qualitative measures this year. The Sunshine State added 1 million private-sector jobs over the last five years, cut taxes 50 times and got rid of 4,200 burdensome regulations.   The survey asked CEOs to consider … Continued

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Tampa Bay launches new foreign direct investment strategy to maximize region’s global potential

    CONTACTS: Jessica Butzier, 813.518.2648, jbutzier@tampaedc.com Anthony Fiano, 202.238.3113, afiano@brookings.edu   TAMPA BAY, Fla. – Today, the Tampa Bay Export Alliance announced the launch of the Global Tampa Bay Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Plan, a regional global investment plan that outlines specific steps that local business, civic, and government leaders can take to leverage foreign direct investment to foster global engagement. This strategy is an integral stage of Tampa Bay’s participation in the Global Cities Initiative, a joint project of … Continued

Gov. Scott: Tampa Area Added Nearly 32,000 New Jobs Over the Year

    TAMPA, Fla. — Governor Rick Scott announced today that the Tampa area added 31,800 new private-sector jobs over the year in April. The Tampa area’s unemployment rate was 3.8 percent, down 0.6 percentage point from one year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created 15,000 new jobs in April and the unemployment rate dropped to 4.5 percent, the lowest since November 2007. Since December 2010, Florida businesses have created 1,355,700 new private-sector jobs.   Governor Scott said, “It is great … Continued

CEOs Nationwide Rank Florida #2 State for Business

    ORLANDO, Fla. (May 9, 2016) – Chief Executive Magazine today named Florida the #2 state for business in its 2016 Best & Worst States for Business issue. Chief Executive asked 513 CEOs to rank states they are familiar with on the friendliness of their tax and regulatory regime, workforce quality and living environment. Florida again moved up in qualitative measures this year. The Sunshine State added 1 million private-sector jobs over the last five years, cut taxes 50 times and got rid of 4,200 burdensome regulations.   The survey asked CEOs to consider … Continued