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Investor Spotlight: CenterState Bank

Born out of Polk County, CenterState Bank has grown to be Florida’s largest Community Bank with over $10 billion in assets. CenterState was founded on the belief that local ownership and local management translated into a better bank and is still guided by a group of core values that focus on sustainability, relationships, and local decisions. The Bank provides traditional retail, commercial, mortgage, wealth management and SBA services throughout its Florida branch network and customer relationships in neighboring states. They … Continued

Baker McKenzie Chooses Tampa for Global Center, Set to Create 300+ Jobs

    Tampa, Florida, USA, October 17, 2018 — Leading global law firm Baker McKenzie today announced plans for a new Center in Tampa, Florida in the United States, which will create more than 300 new high-quality jobs.   An innovative hub, connected with the Firm’s offices globally, the Tampa Center will provide expert support to Baker McKenzie and its global clients — for example, in Legal Services, Finance, IT, Knowledge Management, Operations, Business Development, Marketing and Communications, and Talent. … Continued

Tampa Hillsborough EDC caps off milestone year at Annual Meeting

  CEO Craig Richard introduced new executive committee, honored Mayor Buckhorn with economic development award   Last night, more than 500 business and community leaders gathered at the Straz Center to celebrate the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation’s 2018 fiscal year.   President and CEO Craig Richard, along with 2018 chairman Dr. Alan List, recapped a year of numerous wins, including projects such as IRONMAN, MetLife, and Tampa Bay Brewing, international media coverage, the launch of Global Tampa Bay, and … Continued

EDC’s NY/NJ Business Mission a Resounding Success

Last week, I had the privilege of traveling to New York and New Jersey with a group of EDC Investors, Mayor Bob Buckhorn, and members of my team. Our purpose was threefold: First, to pay a call on companies that have invested in our market; second, to visit with a prospect and move our deal forward; and third, to bring Mayor Buckhorn before multiple business and financial media outlets to sell Tampa’s advantages to a national audience (read and view … Continued

Mayor Buckhorn makes a convincing case for Tampa in the Big Apple

While our New York City delegation was calling upon prospects and companies that have invested in our region, Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn was making the rounds telling Tampa’s business story to top-tier, national media.   His first stop on the two-day whirlwind trip was to Bloomberg, where he sat down with Businessweek’s economics editor Peter Coy. The two chatted about Tampa’s recovery from the recession and the economic growth and investment taking place currently. He then appeared live on Bloomberg … Continued

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Investor Spotlight: CenterState Bank

Born out of Polk County, CenterState Bank has grown to be Florida’s largest Community Bank with over $10 billion in assets. CenterState was founded on the belief that local ownership and local management translated into a better bank and is still guided by a group of core values that focus on sustainability, relationships, and local decisions. The Bank provides traditional retail, commercial, mortgage, wealth management and SBA services throughout its Florida branch network and customer relationships in neighboring states. They … Continued

Baker McKenzie Chooses Tampa for Global Center, Set to Create 300+ Jobs

    Tampa, Florida, USA, October 17, 2018 — Leading global law firm Baker McKenzie today announced plans for a new Center in Tampa, Florida in the United States, which will create more than 300 new high-quality jobs.   An innovative hub, connected with the Firm’s offices globally, the Tampa Center will provide expert support to Baker McKenzie and its global clients — for example, in Legal Services, Finance, IT, Knowledge Management, Operations, Business Development, Marketing and Communications, and Talent. … Continued

Tampa Hillsborough EDC caps off milestone year at Annual Meeting

  CEO Craig Richard introduced new executive committee, honored Mayor Buckhorn with economic development award   Last night, more than 500 business and community leaders gathered at the Straz Center to celebrate the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation’s 2018 fiscal year.   President and CEO Craig Richard, along with 2018 chairman Dr. Alan List, recapped a year of numerous wins, including projects such as IRONMAN, MetLife, and Tampa Bay Brewing, international media coverage, the launch of Global Tampa Bay, and … Continued

EDC’s NY/NJ Business Mission a Resounding Success

Last week, I had the privilege of traveling to New York and New Jersey with a group of EDC Investors, Mayor Bob Buckhorn, and members of my team. Our purpose was threefold: First, to pay a call on companies that have invested in our market; second, to visit with a prospect and move our deal forward; and third, to bring Mayor Buckhorn before multiple business and financial media outlets to sell Tampa’s advantages to a national audience (read and view … Continued

Mayor Buckhorn makes a convincing case for Tampa in the Big Apple

While our New York City delegation was calling upon prospects and companies that have invested in our region, Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn was making the rounds telling Tampa’s business story to top-tier, national media.   His first stop on the two-day whirlwind trip was to Bloomberg, where he sat down with Businessweek’s economics editor Peter Coy. The two chatted about Tampa’s recovery from the recession and the economic growth and investment taking place currently. He then appeared live on Bloomberg … Continued