Tampa Bay EDC

Investor Spotlight: Amazon

Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Amazon strives to be Earth’s most customer-centric company, Earth’s best employer, and Earth’s safest place to work. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Career […]

Local medical supply company SurgiShop announces expansion

SurgiShop has closed on a Lutz property with plans to create 15 new jobs Tampa, Fla. (November 27, 2023) – SurgiShop, a Tampa-based medical supply company, announced today its expansion to a larger space and plans to add 15-20 new jobs over the next 1-3 years. SurgiShop has purchased an 11,381-square-foot building at 19235 41 […]

Investor Spotlight: Southern States Material Handling

Southern States Material Handling is the provider of Toyota’s world class material handling solutions to customers across a multitude of industries including, but not limited to, distribution, manufacturing, agriculture, retail, ports, education, and logistics. The diverse range of solutions include forklifts, fleet optimization, robotics/automation, conveyor, racking, facility planning, and lean management consulting. David Bailey, President […]

First-of-its-kind center fuels supply chain talent

Supporting the distribution and logistics sector in Tampa and fueling the talent pipeline is the Monica Wooden Center for Supply Chain Management & Sustainability. This first-of-its-kind center in Florida is housed at the University of South Florida Tampa campus and spearheads efforts related to degree programs and several community and industry initiatives. Key industry partners […]

Distribution and Logistics Sector grows by 37% over the past five years

One of Tampa’s biggest business stories of 2022 was the growth in our distribution and logistics sector. The Tampa Bay EDC closed five projects from this category, including two headquarter relocations with AFC Logistics and Merit Logistics. This growth didn’t happen overnight. Over the past five years, Distribution & Logistics businesses have grown by 37% […]

Merit Logistics relocating corporate headquarters from California to Tampa

Tampa, Fla. (October 5, 2022) – Merit Logistics, a national third-party warehouse services provider, has announced plans to relocate its corporate headquarters from San Juan Capistrano, California to Tampa, FL. The company has purchased a 7,430 square-foot property at 601 S Magnolia Ave. in Hyde Park and plans to immediately create up to 20 jobs […]

AFC Logistics Relocates to Tampa

AFC Transport’s logistics division relocates to Tampa TAMPA, FLA. (April 14, 2022) — AFC Transport, a leading freight and logistics company, announces the relocation of AFC Logistics, its logistics division, to Florida’s Tampa area. With AFC Logistics moving its headquarters to Tampa, the company is working toward a revenue goal of $300M in three years, […]

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