Tampa Bay EDC

Investor Spotlight – CPL

Since 1975, CPL has expanded into a multi-disciplined firm, cultivating inspiring designs for clients in the community, healthcare, higher education, K-12 education, and transportation sectors. We maintain 24 offices across seven states, including Florida, Georgia, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and South Carolina. Everything we do is engineered to strengthen the bonds between us […]

San Francisco business mission showcases Tampa’s considerable advantages

On May 6-8, a group of 11 Tampa Bay EDC Investors led by our chairman, Tampa International Airport CEO Joe Lopano, conducted a whirlwind tour of the San Francisco area. Their purpose? To meet with Northern California-based site selection consultants and gain a deeper understanding of what is prompting them to steer client projects to […]

Investor Spotlight – AdventHealth

The West Florida Division of AdventHealth has some of the nation’s brightest medical minds making lifesaving breakthroughs with surgical pioneers, scientists and researchers using leading-edge technology and innovation to deliver our brand of whole-person care with more than 17,000 team members. Our network of care consists of 13 hospitals, eight freestanding offsite Emergency Rooms, and […]

It’s no accident that Tampa Bay is the 4th hottest job market in the nation

Earlier this month, the Wall Street Journal published a report naming the Tampa MSA as the 4th hottest job market in the country. Among the reasons cited for this ranking were our region’s significant changes in average wages, dramatic increase in our labor force size and participation, and low unemployment. The exponential growth of higher […]

Investor Spotlight – Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority

The Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) is a dynamic transportation agency that owns, manages, and operates the Selmon Expressway, Meridian Avenue, Brandon Parkway, and the Selmon Greenway. Along the Greenway, THEA has built a series of pocket parks adorned with landscaping, benches, lighting, and artwork, enhancing downtown Tampa’s appeal and walkability, including the award-winning Deputy […]

German architecture firm JSWD chooses Tampa for first U.S. office

JSWD has leased office space at 8401 N. Dale Mabry Hwy and plans to create 30 new jobs Tampa, Fla. (April 9, 2024) – German architecture firm JSWD has chosen Tampa for its first U.S. expansion. The company has leased 2,960 square feet at 8401 N. Dale Mabry Hwy and plans to create 30 jobs […]

Investor Spotlight – Ellison Companies

Ellison Companies comprises three separate though complimentary firms – Ellison Construction, Ellison Development, and Ellison Advisors. Ellison Construction is a leader in the high-quality construction of commercial, adaptive reuse, and placemaking projects in the Tampa Bay region. Ellison Development is an innovative real estate development firm dedicated to acquiring, developing, and constructing architecturally significant mixed-use […]

Celebrating visionary women leaders who shaped the EDC

In 2009, the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce made the bold – and not universally popular – decision to spin out its Committee of One Hundred business recruiting division and stand up a new, independent organization. The Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation was launched on October 23 of that year, backed by funding from the […]

Tampa Bay EDC earns reaccreditation by the International Economic Development Council

Tampa, Fla. (March 27,2024) – The Tampa Bay Economic Development Council (EDC) has announced it has been recertified as an Accredited Economic Development Organization (AEDO) once again by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). Originally accredited in 2017, and reaccredited in 2020, the Tampa Bay EDC is one of only 79 economic development organizations to […]

Tampa Bay EDC celebrates its 15 year anniversary!

In 2009, the leadership of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, as the Tampa Bay Chamber was then known, decided that it was time to spin out the business recruitment activities performed by the Committee of 100 and establish a standalone economic development organization. In October of that year, the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation, […]

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