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MISSION AND VALUES
The Tampa Bay EDC is the lead designated economic development agency for Hillsborough County and the cities of Tampa, Plant City and Temple Terrace. Working with corporate executives, site selection consultants, real estate professionals, and other influential decision-makers, we provide customized, confidential relocation and expansion services to domestic and international companies interested in growing their business in Hillsborough County.
Opportunity Tampa Bay II
The Tampa Bay EDC unveiled its new three-year strategic plan, Opportunity Tampa Bay, at the start of fiscal year 2020. In our new strategic plan, Opportunity Tampa Bay II, we expanded Talent Attraction to include Development – and will place greater emphasis on collaboration with our education and workforce partners to meet the skills demands of our employers.
These goals drive the content and focus of every one of our marketing initiatives. And the four guiding principles we’ve established will inform our growth and improvement objectives for the EDC and the market we serve.
The results from our FY2020-FY2022 Strategic Action Plan are available to download.
Advance a diversified local economy that is beneficial to all by attracting, expanding and retaining quality employers, a talented workforce and investment.
We are a leading global business destination that welcomes everyone, cultivates top talent, promotes economic mobility, and is an ideal community to build a company’s future.
Ambition – We strive to make our community the most economically competitive in the nation
Collaboration – We engage in teamwork
Results – We hold ourselves accountable
Pride – We believe in our community
Integrity – We do the right thing
Inclusivity – We celebrate our diversity as our strength
Our investors share our belief in the power of collaboration and the importance of promoting the economic vitality of Tampa and Hillsborough County.
COLLEEN CHAPPELL, CEO of CHAPPELLROBERTS
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