Brampton seeks to boost trade ties with Tampa Bay
November 3, 2015
Nouman Khalil | Brampton Guardian
The City of Brampton is hoping to expand its trade relationship with Tampa Bay, Florida.
Mayor Linda Jeffrey, the city’s economic development staff and Brampton Board of Trade representatives recently welcomed a group of more than 50 business and political representatives from the Tampa Bay.
The delegation, including Tampa Bay mayor Bob Buckhorn and the City of St. Petersburg mayor Rick Kriseman, was visiting Brampton as part of their tour to the Greater Toronto Area.
The delegation also included representatives from Tampa area businesses, utilities and tourism facilities.
“With Tampa and Hillsborough County’s more than 600 life science, biotech and pharmaceutical companies, Brampton is an excellent place for growth and expansion,” said Jeffrey. “The Brampton-Tampa Bay relationship will provide a viable, friendly and cooperative place for mutual growth.”
The joint initiative of the City of Brampton and the Brampton Board of Trade had a goal to establish relationships and explore areas of mutual benefit.
Tampa is the third most populous city in Florida, and the area is home to big names in the financial services and aerospace industries, in addition to many life sciences and pharmaceutical businesses. There is also a significant presence in advanced manufacturing, including a producer of 3D printers, and a strong representation in the packaging business.