Tampa Bay Market Report

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Port Tampa Bay welcomes twins: two new Post-Panamax gantry cranes

Port Tampa Bay received a huge delivery recently: two Post-Panamax gantry cranes!   With the addition of these cranes, Florida’s largest port will increase its capacity in containerized cargo. Once the cranes become operational this summer, Port Tampa Bay will be able to handle ships of 9,000 TEUs, or 20-foot equivalents, which is twice the current capability.   Not only do the new cranes have extending booms that allow access to wider ships, the cranes are safer than the ones … Continued

Site selectors give Tampa area high marks

Earlier this month, the Tampa Hillsborough EDC hosted six members of the Site Selectors Guild, the world’s leading consortium of location advisory consultants, on a multi-day tour to gain their insights on Tampa and Hillsborough County’s competitiveness as a destination for major corporate relocation and expansion projects.   Their conclusion?   “You can compete with any city in the world on many projects,” said Deane Foote, a founding board member of the Guild and CEO of Foote Consulting Group.   … Continued

Q1 2016 Commercial Real Estate Roundup

    The Tampa area continues to be a magnet for new residents and young talent, according to the latest release of US Census data. Hillsborough County’s population increased by 30,725 in the 12-month period ending July 2015, representing an impressive 2.33 percent growth rate. This jump propelled Hillsborough County to the number two spot in the state for total population, at 1.35 million.   The area’s attractiveness as a destination for both residents and businesses is spreading nationally and … Continued

Tampa Bay

Market Report

Port Tampa Bay welcomes twins: two new Post-Panamax gantry cranes

Port Tampa Bay received a huge delivery recently: two Post-Panamax gantry cranes!   With the addition of these cranes, Florida’s largest port will increase its capacity in containerized cargo. Once the cranes become operational this summer, Port Tampa Bay will be able to handle ships of 9,000 TEUs, or 20-foot equivalents, which is twice the current capability.   Not only do the new cranes have extending booms that allow access to wider ships, the cranes are safer than the ones … Continued

Site selectors give Tampa area high marks

Earlier this month, the Tampa Hillsborough EDC hosted six members of the Site Selectors Guild, the world’s leading consortium of location advisory consultants, on a multi-day tour to gain their insights on Tampa and Hillsborough County’s competitiveness as a destination for major corporate relocation and expansion projects.   Their conclusion?   “You can compete with any city in the world on many projects,” said Deane Foote, a founding board member of the Guild and CEO of Foote Consulting Group.   … Continued

Q1 2016 Commercial Real Estate Roundup

    The Tampa area continues to be a magnet for new residents and young talent, according to the latest release of US Census data. Hillsborough County’s population increased by 30,725 in the 12-month period ending July 2015, representing an impressive 2.33 percent growth rate. This jump propelled Hillsborough County to the number two spot in the state for total population, at 1.35 million.   The area’s attractiveness as a destination for both residents and businesses is spreading nationally and … Continued