Financial & Professional Services

Financial &

Professional Services

Financial and Professional Services is the fastest growing sector in the Tampa metro area with year-over-year employment gains of seven percent and a workforce of more than 248,000.


Tampa and Hillsborough County, with our business friendly community, low cost of doing business, and talented labor force, offer a competitive alternative to the traditional financial centers of New York, Chicago and Boston. In fact, ten percent of the nation’s Fortune 50 and nine percent of the Fortune 100 companies’ shared services operations are located here.


We are a proven leader and strategic center of growth for the financial and shared service operations of prominent institutions around the globe. Companies like Chase, Citi, Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), PwC, Ernst & Young, Morgan Stanley, Humana, MetLife, State Farm, and USAA validate our region’s reputation as “Wall Street of the South.”


Find out why USAA chose Tampa and Hillsborough County as home for two USAA campuses and what the community means to employees.



Not only do business and financial services firms choose Tampa for relocation or expansion, they have confirmed these decisions with further expansion and growth in the area. DTCC originally selected Tampa as the site of a redundant operations with 300 jobs, but now, the site stands as a fully-integrated business operations unit with 530 employees and plans to add an additional 255. USAA’s southeast home office location announced expansion plans with 1,400 jobs and the largest build-to-suit office project in Hillsborough County since 2001.


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Filling a robust talent pipeline to support future needs, Tampa has two AACSB-accredited business schools, a distinction held by less than 10 percent of business schools worldwide. The University of South Florida Muma College of Business boasts one of the nation’s best accounting schools, a top-ranked entrepreneurship center, a nationally-ranked MBA program, and a world-class research faculty. More than 2,200 students are enrolled in the Sykes College of Business at the University of Tampa, recognized by The Princeton Review as one of the top 300 business schools in the world for nine consecutive years.


Financial & Professional Services


For more information on the Financial
and Professional Services industry in
Tampa and Hillsborough County,
please contact Steve Morey,
Vice President, Business Development
at 813.518.2630 or