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Chairman’s Corner, Tapping into Tampa’s Singular Talent Asset: USSOCOM

Alan List, MD CEO, Moffitt Cancer Center 2018 Chairman, Tampa Hillsborough EDC     Recently a panel of retired and transitioning officers from US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) representing the Special Operations Forces Transition Assistance Resource (STAR) program shared insights into a valuable talent resource for Hillsborough County businesses with the EDC’s board of directors.   STAR helps members of the US Special Operations community prepare for transition to their Tampa-based civilian leadership careers by expanding their networks and understanding … Continued

Toward a new economic development narrative

    In January, I assumed the role of 2018 chairman of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), the leading association for economic development professionals worldwide. In preparation for my term as chair, I thought long and hard about the current state of economic development practice and how economic developers could do a better job of communicating why what we do matters.   The timing here in Florida couldn’t be better for organizations like the Tampa Hillsborough EDC to step … Continued

Global Tampa Bay Mexico mission still accepting delegates

    Delegate positions are still available for Global Tampa Bay’s upcoming mission to Mexico City, Mexico.   The multi-day mission will include a country commercial briefing by the U.S. Embassy, a reception hosted by the U.S. Ambassador to Mexico as well as Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, and plenty of other networking opportunities. Global Tampa Bay has also arranged for a tour of Mexico City’s new airport, which is the largest public infrastructure work in a century.   While the … Continued

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Chairman’s Corner, Tapping into Tampa’s Singular Talent Asset: USSOCOM

Alan List, MD CEO, Moffitt Cancer Center 2018 Chairman, Tampa Hillsborough EDC     Recently a panel of retired and transitioning officers from US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) representing the Special Operations Forces Transition Assistance Resource (STAR) program shared insights into a valuable talent resource for Hillsborough County businesses with the EDC’s board of directors.   STAR helps members of the US Special Operations community prepare for transition to their Tampa-based civilian leadership careers by expanding their networks and understanding … Continued

Toward a new economic development narrative

    In January, I assumed the role of 2018 chairman of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), the leading association for economic development professionals worldwide. In preparation for my term as chair, I thought long and hard about the current state of economic development practice and how economic developers could do a better job of communicating why what we do matters.   The timing here in Florida couldn’t be better for organizations like the Tampa Hillsborough EDC to step … Continued

Global Tampa Bay Mexico mission still accepting delegates

    Delegate positions are still available for Global Tampa Bay’s upcoming mission to Mexico City, Mexico.   The multi-day mission will include a country commercial briefing by the U.S. Embassy, a reception hosted by the U.S. Ambassador to Mexico as well as Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, and plenty of other networking opportunities. Global Tampa Bay has also arranged for a tour of Mexico City’s new airport, which is the largest public infrastructure work in a century.   While the … Continued