To find out how the EDC can match investors and businesses in a federally Qualified Opportunity Zone, please contact:

Tony T. Brown
Vice President,
Community Development

(813) 518-2632


There’s never been a better time to invest in the Tampa Bay market. Hillsborough County is the second fastest growing county in Florida, according to 2022 U.S. Census data, and its county seat, the City of Tampa, was named one of TIME Magazine’s “World’s Greatest Places” in 2023. The Tampa Bay region is one of the top destinations Americans have been moving to post-COVID, and the tremendous influx of new talent is fueling the growth of all of our major target industries.

The Tampa Bay EDC is committed to recruiting companies and driving projects and initiatives that advance our region’s competitiveness for business and talent. Our mission is to advance a diversified local economy that is beneficial to all who live here – and that includes generating investment in our historically underserved neighborhoods.

In this section, we offer an overview of the many ways you can invest in Tampa or seek access to capital to grow your business here.


City of Tampa Community Redevelopment Areas (CRAs)

For information about the City of Tampa’s Community Redevelopment Areas and its CRA Programs, please visit

Need to find out if your project or business is located in a City of Tampa CRA? This useful map and Census tract tool will help.

Federal Opportunity Zones Programs

Use this search tool to discover if your project or business is located in an Opportunity Zone.

Need more information?

Contact Tony T. Brown, Vice President of Community Development, at, (813) 518-2632 or fill out the form below:

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