CONNECTIVITY

Tampa has one of the fastest growing and most popular airports in the world, the largest seaport in Florida, a sophisticated interstate highway system, and strong backing for a 21st century public transportation system that will augment our existing transit options.

Fast facts:

  • More than 250 daily flights, including more than 90 non-stop flights to domestic and international destinations
  • 34 million consumers within an eight-hour drive
  • Closest deep-water port to the Panama Canal and post-Panamax ready
  • Conveniently located on the prime I-4 warehouse and distribution logistics corridor
  • Easy access to Latin America via daily nonstop service from Tampa International Airport and exporting opportunities from Port Tampa Bay

Tampa International Airport

Tampa International Airport is routinely ranked one of the best airports by such outlets as J.D. Power & Associates and Travel + Leisure Magazine. Tampa International Airport has bullishly acquired new routes over the past several years to connect Tampa Bay to the world’s foremost business hubs. As a result, TPA now offers nonstop flights to Seattle and San Francisco and dozens of daily nonstop flights to other business centers like New York, Washington, D.C., Boston, Chicago, Panama City, Frankfurt and London.

Tampa International has transformed into one of the busiest airports in the southeastern United States while remaining one of the easiest to access in the world. And business travel is largely responsible for that growth. Forty-four percent of travelers out of TPA are business travelers – more than Miami (30 percent) and Orlando (27 percent). Each new route that has been added over the past several years has grown after its first season of flights, and airlines readily consider Tampa an important airport on their route map.

Port Tampa Bay

Port Tampa Bay is the largest and most diversified port in Florida, with a footprint of more than 5,000 acres in its total complex and handling every kind of imaginable cargo plus robust cruise business. In 2018, Port Tampa Bay surpassed 1 million cruise passengers for the first time in its history.

The closest full-service port to the Panama Canal, Port Tampa Bay is a significant economic engine for Tampa, Hillsborough County, and the entire region. It has an economic impact of more than $17.2 billion and is responsible for more than 85,000 direct, indirect and related jobs.

With its bulk cargo, the longstanding foundation of Port Tampa Bay’s success, and cruise business thriving, Port Tampa Bay is eyeing growth opportunities in its shipping container business. Two years after it debuted two giant gantry cranes, Port Tampa Bay saw a 59 percent increase in its shipping container business in 2018, and port officials anticipate a 100,000-container year in the not too distant future.

Port Tampa Bay is an ideal location for import distribution centers and manufacturing operations. Learn more about real estate opportunities at Port Tampa Bay, Port Redwing, and Port Ybor here. 

Roads and Rail

Tampa and Hillsborough County are connected to the entire United States by roads and rail. Interstate systems I-4, I-75 and I-275 link the region to numerous major U.S. cities and more than 34 million consumers within an eight-hour drive.

Tampa International Airport ranks among top 5 U.S. airports

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