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Make it Tampa Bay ad campaign launches in major U.S. markets

    Earlier this month, downtown office workers and residents in New York City, Philadelphia, Dallas and Chicago began seeing ads for Make it Tampa Bay, the joint talent attraction campaign created by the EDC, Visit Tampa Bay, and Hillsborough County’s Tourist Development Council. The campaign showcases job opportunities, employers, local neighborhoods and entrepreneurial success stories and is designed to lure college-educated millennials to Tampa and Hillsborough County. The current campaign will run through the spring and will leverage LinkedIn … Continued

Synapse Innovation Summit to shine spotlight on Florida entrepreneurial ecosystem

    The EDC is proud to sponsor the Synapse Innovation Summit, taking place on March 28-29 at the Amalie Arena. The event will bring together hundreds of entrepreneurs, innovators, investors and business leaders for two full days of learning about the latest technologies and how they will affect our lives.   Innovation hubs will focus on key technology sectors such as blockchain, wearables, robotics, machine learning, Internet of Things (IoT), virtual reality, artificial intelligence and more. An impressive lineup … Continued

Investor Spotlight: Cousins Properties

    Founded in 1958, Cousins Properties Incorporated has developed over 32 million square feet of office, retail, and medical space. Cousins’ commitment to excellence is reflected in its dedicated professionals, who have been recognized on numerous occasions for their outstanding customer service.     Kyle Burd, who joined Cousins in 2016 to lead the Tampa regional team, has more than 30 years of real estate experience. His responsibilities include the oversight of all day-to-day operations for the region including … Continued

Tampa area claims lowest housing price index among major metros in Florida

    TAMPA, Fla. / The Tampa metro area claims the lowest housing costs among competing markets in the state of Florida and other major metro areas, according to the latest Cost of Living Index (COLI) report issued by the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation (EDC). With a national average index of 100, Tampa’s 2017 housing index was 77.0 – 23 percent lower than the national average. The Tampa metro area’s overall 2017 COLI was 94.8, more than five percent lower … Continued

Tampa’s lower than average cost of living makes relocations even more attractive

    The Tampa area continues to be one of the most affordable major metros in the United States, with a 2017 average annual cost of living index (COLI) of 94.8. At more than five points below the national average, the Tampa market offers relocating and expanding businesses yet another great selling point for recruiting new talent.   So what factor helps keep the Tampa cost of living so reasonable? Housing. The Tampa MSA’s housing index is 77 – a … Continued

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Make it Tampa Bay ad campaign launches in major U.S. markets

    Earlier this month, downtown office workers and residents in New York City, Philadelphia, Dallas and Chicago began seeing ads for Make it Tampa Bay, the joint talent attraction campaign created by the EDC, Visit Tampa Bay, and Hillsborough County’s Tourist Development Council. The campaign showcases job opportunities, employers, local neighborhoods and entrepreneurial success stories and is designed to lure college-educated millennials to Tampa and Hillsborough County. The current campaign will run through the spring and will leverage LinkedIn … Continued

Synapse Innovation Summit to shine spotlight on Florida entrepreneurial ecosystem

    The EDC is proud to sponsor the Synapse Innovation Summit, taking place on March 28-29 at the Amalie Arena. The event will bring together hundreds of entrepreneurs, innovators, investors and business leaders for two full days of learning about the latest technologies and how they will affect our lives.   Innovation hubs will focus on key technology sectors such as blockchain, wearables, robotics, machine learning, Internet of Things (IoT), virtual reality, artificial intelligence and more. An impressive lineup … Continued

Investor Spotlight: Cousins Properties

    Founded in 1958, Cousins Properties Incorporated has developed over 32 million square feet of office, retail, and medical space. Cousins’ commitment to excellence is reflected in its dedicated professionals, who have been recognized on numerous occasions for their outstanding customer service.     Kyle Burd, who joined Cousins in 2016 to lead the Tampa regional team, has more than 30 years of real estate experience. His responsibilities include the oversight of all day-to-day operations for the region including … Continued

Tampa area claims lowest housing price index among major metros in Florida

    TAMPA, Fla. / The Tampa metro area claims the lowest housing costs among competing markets in the state of Florida and other major metro areas, according to the latest Cost of Living Index (COLI) report issued by the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation (EDC). With a national average index of 100, Tampa’s 2017 housing index was 77.0 – 23 percent lower than the national average. The Tampa metro area’s overall 2017 COLI was 94.8, more than five percent lower … Continued

Tampa’s lower than average cost of living makes relocations even more attractive

    The Tampa area continues to be one of the most affordable major metros in the United States, with a 2017 average annual cost of living index (COLI) of 94.8. At more than five points below the national average, the Tampa market offers relocating and expanding businesses yet another great selling point for recruiting new talent.   So what factor helps keep the Tampa cost of living so reasonable? Housing. The Tampa MSA’s housing index is 77 – a … Continued