To find out how the EDC can support your company’s expansion, please contact:

Mitchel Allen
Senior Vice President,
Economic Development



Fueled by a resurgent economy, a supportive business environment and an outstanding talent pool, companies across industry sectors in Tampa and Hillsborough County are growing. The Tampa Bay Economic Development Council has helped scores of local companies with their business expansions. And we’re ready to help yours, too.

We like to say that running a business is hard enough, growing it shouldn’t be. Our business development team can connect you with all the resources you need to stay on track with your expansion – at no cost.

Our team has helped globally-renowned brands such as MetLife, USAA and IRONMAN plant deeper roots in the area, along with successful homegrown companies such as Tampa Bay Brewing Company, Newgentek, Beneficial Blends and ReliaQuest.

The diversity of these companies and the talent they require to power their growth is further proof that companies of all sizes and industry sectors can thrive in Hillsborough County.

We can assist you with:

  • Access to Business and Community Leadership
  • Liaison to Local Government Agencies
  • Custom Research and Market Intelligence
  • Real Estate Availability
  • Permitting Assistance
  • Labor Cost Analysis
  • Job Creation Incentive Programs
  • Training Grants
  • Workforce Screening and Recruitment Assistance
  • Export Assistance
  • Facilitation of Supplier Connections
  • Tax Exemption Programs
  • Training Provider Recommendations

Meet with us virtually or at your office for one hour – and we’ll save you plenty of time, money and headaches as you navigate your next phase of growth.

“We have a long and proud history in Tampa, and we look forward to partnering with local organizations to create a robust workforce pipeline and grow our team.”  – Jason Bahamonde, Vice President of Fabrication/General Manager

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