Tampa Bay EDC

International Services

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Brett Simons 2022

Brett Simons


(813) 518-2668

Tampa’s an ideal place for international companies to land

Tampa has a rich history as an international city. Generations ago immigrants from Cuba, Spain, Italy and Germany settled here. Today, the Tampa Bay area is home to 3 million people and it’s still a diverse international community that serves as a gateway for global business.

Nearly 500 foreign-owned companies representing nearly 40 nations operate in the Tampa area. Home to the state’s largest port, a top-rated international airport, and a strong talent pipeline, Tampa has the assets required to power the world’s leading corporations.

Why Tampa Bay is appealing to international companies:

  • Non-stop air service to more than 90 domestic and international destinations
  • Closest deep-water port to the Panama Canal
  • Largest port in the state
  • 34.5 million consumers within an 8-hour drive
  • Extensive and flexible foreign trade zone network
  • Conveniently located on the I-4 warehouse and distribution logistics corridor
  • Low business taxes, no state income tax
  • Cost of living below the U.S. national average
  • Talented and multilingual workforce
  • Home to nearly 80 colleges, universities and technical schools with a high percentage of international students

Our team works with international companies seeking to invest and create jobs in the Tampa Bay region. We help them navigate the complexities of choosing the right location, talent and infrastructure within the U.S.

Global Tampa Bay

Welcome to Tampa Bay

Tampa International Airport

International Firms Eye Tampa for U.S. Operations

#1 Best State Business Environment 

– WalletHub, 2023

#1 For Attracting and Developing a Skilled Workforce 

– Lightcast, 2023

#2 Best State for Business

– Chief Executive, 2024

International Companies Thrive in Tampa

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