As the lead designated economic development agency for Hillsborough County and the cities of Tampa, Plant City, and Temple Terrace, the Tampa Hillsborough EDC and our Business Retention and Expansion team is here for local businesses looking for resources and tools to help their business grow.


We live by the idea that running a successful business is hard enough; growing it shouldn’t be.


Our Business Retention and Expansion team offers:

• Access to Business and Community Leadership
• Liaison to Local Government Agencies
• Custom Research and Market Intelligence
• Real Estate Availability
• Permitting Assistance
• Labor Cost Analysis
• Job Creation Incentive Programs
• Training Grants
• Workforce Screening and Recruitment Assistance
• Export Assistance
• Facilitation of Supplier Connections
• Tax Exemption Programs
• Training Provider Recommendations



We have helped companies such as Accusoft, Aero Simulation, Beneficial Blends, Chromalloy, Coca-Cola Refreshments,  DAS Health, Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC), James Hardie, PwC, ReliaQuest, Tampa Bay Brewing Company, USAA, Verizon, and WellCare with their expansion needs.



In partnership with CareerSource Tampa Bay and other community supporters, our dedicated team of economic development professionals focuses on the needs of existing local companies. Outgoing outreach and face-to-face visits with businesses in our targeted industries help to address future plans, current changes, and what is needed to take the business to the next level. For more information on the services available for workforce training, please download our Local Business Assistance brochure.



Are you searching for new space?


Do you need more space?


Are you in the market for new machinery or equipment?


Are international markets in your future?


Is it difficult to recruit qualified talent?


Are you considering other markets for relocation?


Let us help you take your business to new heights in Hillsborough County.




For more information on expanding in
Tampa or Hillsborough County,
please contact Steve Morey,
Vice President, Business Development
at (813) 518-2630 or