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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

Make it Tampa Bay ad campaign launches in major U.S. markets

    Earlier this month, downtown office workers and residents in New York City, Philadelphia, Dallas and Chicago began seeing ads for Make it Tampa Bay, the joint talent attraction campaign created by the EDC, Visit Tampa Bay, and Hillsborough County’s Tourist Development Council. The campaign showcases job opportunities, employers, local neighborhoods and entrepreneurial success stories and is designed to lure college-educated millennials to Tampa and Hillsborough County. The current campaign will run through the spring and will leverage LinkedIn … Continued

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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

Make it Tampa Bay ad campaign launches in major U.S. markets

    Earlier this month, downtown office workers and residents in New York City, Philadelphia, Dallas and Chicago began seeing ads for Make it Tampa Bay, the joint talent attraction campaign created by the EDC, Visit Tampa Bay, and Hillsborough County’s Tourist Development Council. The campaign showcases job opportunities, employers, local neighborhoods and entrepreneurial success stories and is designed to lure college-educated millennials to Tampa and Hillsborough County. The current campaign will run through the spring and will leverage LinkedIn … Continued