Tampa Bay Market Report

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Port Tampa Bay steel business gets a boost

    Tampa’s port is already the largest economic driver in the region, with an estimated economic impact of more than $17 billion. With the addition of two new post-Panamax cranes last year, the approval of a project to deepen and widen the Big Bend Channel to allow larger ships to serve Port Redwing, and a new lease agreement with a steel manufacturing company, Port Tampa Bay is poised to play an even larger role in the shaping Tampa’s manufacturing … Continued

Florida in wake of 2017 Legislative Session: Still absolutely, positively open for business

    Florida’s 2017 legislative session – one that included well-publicized attacks on Enterprise Florida and incentives – was a cause for concern among companies and site selectors evaluating the state for a relocation or expansion. Now that the session is behind us, I’m happy to report that Florida remains open for business. Our state’s economic development toolkit – which includes performance-based financial incentives – has been preserved.   Two incentive programs upon which many projects rely, Florida’s Qualified Target … Continued

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 Bay

Market Report

Port Tampa Bay steel business gets a boost

    Tampa’s port is already the largest economic driver in the region, with an estimated economic impact of more than $17 billion. With the addition of two new post-Panamax cranes last year, the approval of a project to deepen and widen the Big Bend Channel to allow larger ships to serve Port Redwing, and a new lease agreement with a steel manufacturing company, Port Tampa Bay is poised to play an even larger role in the shaping Tampa’s manufacturing … Continued

Florida in wake of 2017 Legislative Session: Still absolutely, positively open for business

    Florida’s 2017 legislative session – one that included well-publicized attacks on Enterprise Florida and incentives – was a cause for concern among companies and site selectors evaluating the state for a relocation or expansion. Now that the session is behind us, I’m happy to report that Florida remains open for business. Our state’s economic development toolkit – which includes performance-based financial incentives – has been preserved.   Two incentive programs upon which many projects rely, Florida’s Qualified Target … Continued

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