Business Climate



Yes, Tampa and Hillsborough County offer a great quality of life, but we also provide a favorable business climate, too.
We have a variety of top industries thriving here.
We’re home to dozens of top corporations.
And, we are globally connected via a highly-rated airport, the state’s largest seaport, and a multitude of interstate and rail systems.


Tampa has earned a national reputation among corporate site selectors for our stable, pro-business environment and excellent local labor force. These factors have contributed to tremendous business growth in the past five years. Companies that locate in Tampa grow quickly – usually beyond their expectations. This helps to explain why Tampa leads the state of Florida in job creation and STEM-focused job creation in particular. It’s no wonder that 19 corporate headquarters with over $1 billion in annual revenue operate here, and almost 500 foreign-owned companies representing more than 40 nations have a presence in this market.


Still don’t believe us? Chief Executive Magazine ranked Florida the #2 Best State for Business. Want to know why? It’s because of our low taxes, light regulatory burdens, high-quality workforces and healthy lifestyles that continue to attract business investment and jobs to the state.


It’s why top companies like The Mosaic Company, IRONMAN, USAA, Citigroup, Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Amazon, and Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation have not only chosen Tampa for its operations, but have also stayed and continue to expand here.


Wondering how Tampa compares in terms of the cost of doing business, what local incentives are available, or what our tax advantages are over other major metro markets like Miami, Denver, Atlanta, Boston, Houston, Seattle, New York and Chicago?


The Tampa Hillsborough EDC has the answers to all of these questions and more.

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For more information about the local business climate, please contact Steve Morey, Vice President, Business Development, at
813-518-2630 or