Press Releases

Press

Releases

 

 

Gov. Scott: Tampa Area Added More Than 41,000 New Jobs Over the Year

    TAMPA, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Tampa area added 41,600 new private-sector jobs in the last year, the second-highest number of jobs among all metro areas. Tampa’s unemployment rate was 3.8 percent, down 0.5 percentage point from one year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created 21,900 new jobs in May and the unemployment rate dropped to 4.3 percent, the lowest rate since August 2007. Since December 2010, Florida businesses have created 1,377,100 new private-sector jobs. … Continued

Reaching New Heights: USF is 5th Leading Public University in U.S. Patents Ranking

    TAMPA, Fla. – With 114 new utility patents issued in 2016, the University of South Florida ranks fifth among American public universities and 11th among universities worldwide in generating new U.S. Patents, according to a new report published by the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO).   USF’s new record-setting annual patent total also ranked first among Florida universities in what is widely recognized as a measure of institutional productivity and prominence. USF … Continued

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

Press

Releases

 

 

Gov. Scott: Tampa Area Added More Than 41,000 New Jobs Over the Year

    TAMPA, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Tampa area added 41,600 new private-sector jobs in the last year, the second-highest number of jobs among all metro areas. Tampa’s unemployment rate was 3.8 percent, down 0.5 percentage point from one year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created 21,900 new jobs in May and the unemployment rate dropped to 4.3 percent, the lowest rate since August 2007. Since December 2010, Florida businesses have created 1,377,100 new private-sector jobs. … Continued

Reaching New Heights: USF is 5th Leading Public University in U.S. Patents Ranking

    TAMPA, Fla. – With 114 new utility patents issued in 2016, the University of South Florida ranks fifth among American public universities and 11th among universities worldwide in generating new U.S. Patents, according to a new report published by the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO).   USF’s new record-setting annual patent total also ranked first among Florida universities in what is widely recognized as a measure of institutional productivity and prominence. USF … Continued

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