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Matador Network: How to turn your Tampa business trip into the best mini-vacation

Florida, and Tampa Bay, have always attracted leisure travelers with our award-winning beaches, theme parks, and beautiful weather. But, as business in Florida booms so does the number of people who come here for work.   Tampa has been receiving a lot of buzz lately as a top place to live, a leader in net migration, and a best place to find a job. A recent reporter with Matador caught on to the buzz and decided to experience it firsthand. … Continued

Op-Ed: What Tampa Bay Learned from the Amazon Contest

For more than a year and a half, the talk of the economic development and site selection world was the race for Amazon HQ2. Not only was it arguably the biggest deal in history, but the company’s unorthodox process had nearly every metro market in North America vying for selection.   Amazon ultimately decided to split its HQ2 into two-and-a-half pieces with the selection of Arlington, Long Island City, and Nashville. Just when we thought the frenzy was over, a … Continued

DaytimeTV: Why is Everyone Moving to Tampa

Nearly 150 people move to the Tampa area every day, according to a Bloomberg analysis of U.S. Census. So, why is everyone moving to Tampa?   DaytimeTV recently explored the topic with Moez Limayem, Dean of the University of South Florida’s Muma College of Business, and Gina Curry, Vice President of Client Services at NextPath Career Partners.   Dean Limayem broke down down the latest research and rankings supporting Tampa’s net migration numbers, which include a low of cost of … Continued

City of Tampa's crime rate lower than national average

According to City-Data.com, in 2016 the City of Tampa’s crime rate was lower than the national average and the second lowest crime rate among some of the top major cities in the nation.

Florida Celebrates Economic Development Week

Last week, the Florida Economic Development Council and its member organizations celebrated the first Florida Economic Development Week. The goal was to showcase the many forms of business assistance that economic developers and their partners provide beyond those headline-grabbing corporate relocations. This assistance includes everything from helping growing local companies find and screen talent, secure training grants to upskill their workforce, or find new properties to accommodate their expansions. In fact, services that benefit local firms comprise the majority of … Continued

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Matador Network: How to turn your Tampa business trip into the best mini-vacation

Florida, and Tampa Bay, have always attracted leisure travelers with our award-winning beaches, theme parks, and beautiful weather. But, as business in Florida booms so does the number of people who come here for work.   Tampa has been receiving a lot of buzz lately as a top place to live, a leader in net migration, and a best place to find a job. A recent reporter with Matador caught on to the buzz and decided to experience it firsthand. … Continued

Op-Ed: What Tampa Bay Learned from the Amazon Contest

For more than a year and a half, the talk of the economic development and site selection world was the race for Amazon HQ2. Not only was it arguably the biggest deal in history, but the company’s unorthodox process had nearly every metro market in North America vying for selection.   Amazon ultimately decided to split its HQ2 into two-and-a-half pieces with the selection of Arlington, Long Island City, and Nashville. Just when we thought the frenzy was over, a … Continued

DaytimeTV: Why is Everyone Moving to Tampa

Nearly 150 people move to the Tampa area every day, according to a Bloomberg analysis of U.S. Census. So, why is everyone moving to Tampa?   DaytimeTV recently explored the topic with Moez Limayem, Dean of the University of South Florida’s Muma College of Business, and Gina Curry, Vice President of Client Services at NextPath Career Partners.   Dean Limayem broke down down the latest research and rankings supporting Tampa’s net migration numbers, which include a low of cost of … Continued

City of Tampa's crime rate lower than national average

According to City-Data.com, in 2016 the City of Tampa’s crime rate was lower than the national average and the second lowest crime rate among some of the top major cities in the nation.

Florida Celebrates Economic Development Week

Last week, the Florida Economic Development Council and its member organizations celebrated the first Florida Economic Development Week. The goal was to showcase the many forms of business assistance that economic developers and their partners provide beyond those headline-grabbing corporate relocations. This assistance includes everything from helping growing local companies find and screen talent, secure training grants to upskill their workforce, or find new properties to accommodate their expansions. In fact, services that benefit local firms comprise the majority of … Continued