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EDC appears on “The Project” podcast to tell Amgen story

When biotech giant Amgen announced its decision to establish a shared services center in Tampa in 2017, it was big news. Amgen completed the shared services trifecta that included Bristol Myers-Squibb in 2013 and Johnson & Johnson in 2015. Find out what went on behind the scenes that led to Amgen choosing Tampa in a recent episode of “The Project Podcast.”   Hosts Andy Levine and Patience Fairbrother spoke with Michael Frankel, Amgen’s Executive Director and Head of Global Business Services … Continued

WebstaurantStore to open new office in Tampa

  Online restaurant supply company expanding into Tampa area and plans to create more than 300 jobs over five years   TAMPA, Fla. – (August 23, 2018) – Online restaurant supply company WebstaurantStore, Inc. has chosen to expand in Tampa with a new office that will create more than 300 new IT and customer solutions jobs and include $1 million in capital investment.   Governor Scott said, “Florida continues to outpace the nation in job growth because businesses are able … Continued

Building bridges with state representatives for greater prosperity

Earlier this month, the EDC hosted its inaugural Economic Development Boot Camp for members of our legislative delegation and their aides. The program, attended by Sen. Darryl Rouson, Rep. Chris Sprowls, Rep. Wengay Newton, and Rep. Jackie Toledo, provided the officials with a deep dive into how economic development works in Hillsborough County; how incentives are used, awarded, and distributed; and how the EDC assists companies that have launched and grown here or been recruited to our community.   Rhea … Continued

Global Tampa Bay still accepting applications for Chile export sales mission

Deadline for local companies to sign up is September 3   Local companies interested in increasing business with Latin America are encouraged to sign up for Global Tampa Bay’s export sales mission to Santiago, Chile from October 22-25, 2018.   This export sales mission features the U.S. Commercial Service Gold Key Program, which offers personalized one-on-one appointments with potential customers in Santiago. Interested companies will receive an initial market evaluation prior to acceptance into the program. There is a delegate … Continued

Investor Spotlight: Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $2.0 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 8,300 locations, 13,000 ATMs, online (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 42 countries and territories to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 263,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in … Continued

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EDC appears on “The Project” podcast to tell Amgen story

When biotech giant Amgen announced its decision to establish a shared services center in Tampa in 2017, it was big news. Amgen completed the shared services trifecta that included Bristol Myers-Squibb in 2013 and Johnson & Johnson in 2015. Find out what went on behind the scenes that led to Amgen choosing Tampa in a recent episode of “The Project Podcast.”   Hosts Andy Levine and Patience Fairbrother spoke with Michael Frankel, Amgen’s Executive Director and Head of Global Business Services … Continued

WebstaurantStore to open new office in Tampa

  Online restaurant supply company expanding into Tampa area and plans to create more than 300 jobs over five years   TAMPA, Fla. – (August 23, 2018) – Online restaurant supply company WebstaurantStore, Inc. has chosen to expand in Tampa with a new office that will create more than 300 new IT and customer solutions jobs and include $1 million in capital investment.   Governor Scott said, “Florida continues to outpace the nation in job growth because businesses are able … Continued

Building bridges with state representatives for greater prosperity

Earlier this month, the EDC hosted its inaugural Economic Development Boot Camp for members of our legislative delegation and their aides. The program, attended by Sen. Darryl Rouson, Rep. Chris Sprowls, Rep. Wengay Newton, and Rep. Jackie Toledo, provided the officials with a deep dive into how economic development works in Hillsborough County; how incentives are used, awarded, and distributed; and how the EDC assists companies that have launched and grown here or been recruited to our community.   Rhea … Continued

Global Tampa Bay still accepting applications for Chile export sales mission

Deadline for local companies to sign up is September 3   Local companies interested in increasing business with Latin America are encouraged to sign up for Global Tampa Bay’s export sales mission to Santiago, Chile from October 22-25, 2018.   This export sales mission features the U.S. Commercial Service Gold Key Program, which offers personalized one-on-one appointments with potential customers in Santiago. Interested companies will receive an initial market evaluation prior to acceptance into the program. There is a delegate … Continued

Investor Spotlight: Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $2.0 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 8,300 locations, 13,000 ATMs, online (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 42 countries and territories to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 263,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in … Continued