Tampa Bay Market Report

Tampa Bay

Market Report

Q2 2016 Commercial Real Estate Roundup

    Commercial Real Estate Roundup   As companies focus in on cost-competitive locations to expand or relocate, Tampa and Hillsborough County is increasingly on their radar. KPMG’s 2016 Competitive Alternatives study ranked Tampa No. 3 among major metros as the most cost-friendly big city in which to do business. The Tampa area has proven to be a great environment for establishing a new business and fostering its growth as well. The 2016 Kauffman Index of Growth Entrepreneurship provided evidence … Continued

Brookings Institution selects Tampa Bay for Global Cities Initiative

    The Tampa metro area has been chosen to participate in the Global Cities Initiative, a joint project by the Brookings Institution and JPMorgan Chase. One of only six regions selected, Tampa Bay will join Baltimore, Fresno, Houston, Salt Lake County, and St. Louis in developing strategies to attract and leverage foreign direct investment (FDI) in each of their communities.   Launched in 2012, the Global Cities Initiative helps areas grow their economies by strengthening international connections and competitiveness, … Continued

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 Bay

Market Report

Q2 2016 Commercial Real Estate Roundup

    Commercial Real Estate Roundup   As companies focus in on cost-competitive locations to expand or relocate, Tampa and Hillsborough County is increasingly on their radar. KPMG’s 2016 Competitive Alternatives study ranked Tampa No. 3 among major metros as the most cost-friendly big city in which to do business. The Tampa area has proven to be a great environment for establishing a new business and fostering its growth as well. The 2016 Kauffman Index of Growth Entrepreneurship provided evidence … Continued

Brookings Institution selects Tampa Bay for Global Cities Initiative

    The Tampa metro area has been chosen to participate in the Global Cities Initiative, a joint project by the Brookings Institution and JPMorgan Chase. One of only six regions selected, Tampa Bay will join Baltimore, Fresno, Houston, Salt Lake County, and St. Louis in developing strategies to attract and leverage foreign direct investment (FDI) in each of their communities.   Launched in 2012, the Global Cities Initiative helps areas grow their economies by strengthening international connections and competitiveness, … Continued

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