Tampa Bay Market Report

Tampa Bay

Market Report

Tampa Ranks #4 in the U.S. for job growth since Great Recession

  The Great Recession, which officially began December 2007 and ended June 2009, hit Florida particularly hard. The effects lingered, too. At the end of December 2009, 75 percent of Florida metros saw double digit unemployment rates (seasonally adjusted). At its worst point, the Tampa metro area had nearly 153,000 people out of work and a total unemployment rate of 11.9 percent.   Things were pretty grim.   Fast forward to January 2016, though, and the economic picture here looked … Continued

Tampa International Airport making remarkable progress with expansion

Tampa International Airport (TPA)’s nearly $1 billion Master Plan is progressing on and in some cases ahead of schedule, with concessions, the automated people mover, and the rental car center construction all hitting major milestones in the first quarter of 2016.  These improvements will make flying through TPA, already ranked as the best large airport in the nation by passengers, an even better experience for business and leisure travelers.   Shells for both the new P.F. Chang’s and Hard Rock … Continued

Ashley Furniture e-commerce, Cohesion open U.S. headquarters in Tampa

Tampa and Hillsborough County continues to shine as a top destination for the biggest names in business, and for fast-growing information technology companies as well.   Against a backdrop of blue skies and a tractor trailer emblazoned with the Ashley Furniture Industries logo and an American eagle, the nation’s largest furniture manufacturer and retailer held a grand opening ceremony in front of its new e-commerce headquarters in Ybor City last month. Nestled in the heart of the historic district in … Continued

Tampa Bay

Market Report

Tampa Ranks #4 in the U.S. for job growth since Great Recession

  The Great Recession, which officially began December 2007 and ended June 2009, hit Florida particularly hard. The effects lingered, too. At the end of December 2009, 75 percent of Florida metros saw double digit unemployment rates (seasonally adjusted). At its worst point, the Tampa metro area had nearly 153,000 people out of work and a total unemployment rate of 11.9 percent.   Things were pretty grim.   Fast forward to January 2016, though, and the economic picture here looked … Continued

Tampa International Airport making remarkable progress with expansion

Tampa International Airport (TPA)’s nearly $1 billion Master Plan is progressing on and in some cases ahead of schedule, with concessions, the automated people mover, and the rental car center construction all hitting major milestones in the first quarter of 2016.  These improvements will make flying through TPA, already ranked as the best large airport in the nation by passengers, an even better experience for business and leisure travelers.   Shells for both the new P.F. Chang’s and Hard Rock … Continued

Ashley Furniture e-commerce, Cohesion open U.S. headquarters in Tampa

Tampa and Hillsborough County continues to shine as a top destination for the biggest names in business, and for fast-growing information technology companies as well.   Against a backdrop of blue skies and a tractor trailer emblazoned with the Ashley Furniture Industries logo and an American eagle, the nation’s largest furniture manufacturer and retailer held a grand opening ceremony in front of its new e-commerce headquarters in Ybor City last month. Nestled in the heart of the historic district in … Continued