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Six local executives share their “why Tampa” stories

As the EDC’s senior VP of business development Steve Morey joked at our bi-annual Meet the Projects event, now is about the time of year when our phones light up with people wanting to move their business down south to avoid another harsh winter.   And considering the brutal winter storm that swept across the Midwest and northeast last week, we have no doubt that there will be a few executives who trade in the snow shovels for beach towels. … Continued

Tampa area claims lowest annual cost of living among competing major metro areas

The MSA scored a cost of living index of 89.1 for 2018, nearly six points lower than the year prior   According to the Cost of Living Index (COLI) report, the Tampa metro area is one of the most affordable metros in the United States with a 2018 average annual index of 89.1. At nearly six points lower than the year prior, and nearly 11 points lower than the national average, the Tampa market continues to be an attractive and … Continued

Hillsborough County’s newest legislators share our commitment to workforce, economic development

Earlier this month, the EDC hosted its second economic development “boot camp” for our new legislative delegation members and their aides. Representatives Fentrice Driskell, Dianne Hart, Adam Hattersley, and Susan Valdes – along with new Hillsborough County Commissioner Kimberly Overman – joined us for an overview of how economic development is done in Hillsborough County.   Our 2019 Chair, Dr. Judy Genshaft of the USF System, along with Rhea Law of Buchanan Ingersoll Rooney, our 2018 General Counsel, joined me … Continued

Southern Pride: A guide to Tampa's LGBTQ scene

During her visit to explore why everyone is moving to Tampa, writer Annette Benedetti also wanted to explore Tampa’s LGBTQ scene and friendliness on the heels of Tampa receiving a perfect MEI score from the Human Rights Campaign.   She discovered the score of 100 is well earned. In addition to the number of resources, organizations and events that are available to the LGBTQ community, the local government and community are inclusive and welcoming.   “For our LGBT friends, what … Continued

Investor Spotlight: Tampa General Hospital

Tampa General Hospital, a 1010-bed not-for-profit academic medical center, delivers world-class care as the region’s only center for Level l trauma and comprehensive burn care. It is one of the nation’s busiest adult solid organ transplant centers and is the primary teaching hospital for the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine. Advancing medicine through innovation, Tampa General houses a nationally accredited comprehensive stroke center, an 82-bed Level IV neonatal intensive care unit, and a state-certified spinal cord and brain injury … Continued

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Six local executives share their “why Tampa” stories

As the EDC’s senior VP of business development Steve Morey joked at our bi-annual Meet the Projects event, now is about the time of year when our phones light up with people wanting to move their business down south to avoid another harsh winter.   And considering the brutal winter storm that swept across the Midwest and northeast last week, we have no doubt that there will be a few executives who trade in the snow shovels for beach towels. … Continued

Tampa area claims lowest annual cost of living among competing major metro areas

The MSA scored a cost of living index of 89.1 for 2018, nearly six points lower than the year prior   According to the Cost of Living Index (COLI) report, the Tampa metro area is one of the most affordable metros in the United States with a 2018 average annual index of 89.1. At nearly six points lower than the year prior, and nearly 11 points lower than the national average, the Tampa market continues to be an attractive and … Continued

Hillsborough County’s newest legislators share our commitment to workforce, economic development

Earlier this month, the EDC hosted its second economic development “boot camp” for our new legislative delegation members and their aides. Representatives Fentrice Driskell, Dianne Hart, Adam Hattersley, and Susan Valdes – along with new Hillsborough County Commissioner Kimberly Overman – joined us for an overview of how economic development is done in Hillsborough County.   Our 2019 Chair, Dr. Judy Genshaft of the USF System, along with Rhea Law of Buchanan Ingersoll Rooney, our 2018 General Counsel, joined me … Continued

Southern Pride: A guide to Tampa's LGBTQ scene

During her visit to explore why everyone is moving to Tampa, writer Annette Benedetti also wanted to explore Tampa’s LGBTQ scene and friendliness on the heels of Tampa receiving a perfect MEI score from the Human Rights Campaign.   She discovered the score of 100 is well earned. In addition to the number of resources, organizations and events that are available to the LGBTQ community, the local government and community are inclusive and welcoming.   “For our LGBT friends, what … Continued

Investor Spotlight: Tampa General Hospital

Tampa General Hospital, a 1010-bed not-for-profit academic medical center, delivers world-class care as the region’s only center for Level l trauma and comprehensive burn care. It is one of the nation’s busiest adult solid organ transplant centers and is the primary teaching hospital for the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine. Advancing medicine through innovation, Tampa General houses a nationally accredited comprehensive stroke center, an 82-bed Level IV neonatal intensive care unit, and a state-certified spinal cord and brain injury … Continued