Tampa Bay EDC

How many people moved to Florida this past year?

According to latest data from the U.S. Census, Florida ranks #1 in total net migration, which measures the difference between the number of people moving in and the number of people moving out of a state. From July 2021-July 2022, nearly 444,500 people moved to Florida, which compared to the previous year was a gain […]

Where are new Hillsborough County residents moving from?

More than 43,000 residents moved into Hillsborough County from a different state, according to the U.S. Census Bureau 2016-2020 American Community Survey (ACS) County-to-County 5-Year Migration Inflow. It’s probably no surprise here, but once again New York was the #1 state from where residents moved, followed by Georgia and Virginia. Over the past decade, the […]

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% […]

New study reveals Tampa MSA’s competitive advantages

Earlier this year, the Tampa Bay EDC commissioned Hickey Global to produce a Competitiveness Study that examines the Tampa MSA’s performance as an overall business destination and target industry leader. The study looked at how Tampa stacks up two ways: against all MSAs across the USA with population of 450,000 or larger, and against specific […]

Tampa Bay boasts the second largest manufacturing employment in the state

The manufacturing industry in Tampa Bay continues to grow, boasting the second largest employment in the state and a location quotient higher than the state of Florida. According to the Manufacturing Industry Spotlight from Chmura JobsEQ, over the past ten years ending 2020, manufacturing employment in the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater MSA added more than 8,000 jobs. […]

Florida ranks #1 in net migration for fifth consecutive year

For the fifth consecutive year, Florida ranks in the number one spot for net migration. According to the most current net migration data from the U.S. Census, Florida saw the largest gain of residents between July 2019 and July 2020 with more than 252,700 new residents. These new stats bring the total daily number of […]

Feeding Tampa Bay’s workforce program makes a measurable impact

Feeding Tampa Bay is tackling hunger in new and innovative ways. From grocery distributions at bus stations to food pantries on school campuses, Feeding Tampa Bay is out in the community striving to achieve its vision of a hunger-free Tampa Bay. One of the latest ways is by breaking down the barriers to employment so […]

Tampa area’s cost of living remains below the national average

The MSA scored a cost of living index of 96.3 in first quarter 2021, nearly four points lower than the national average TAMPA, Fla. – (June 7, 2021) – The Tampa metro area scored a cost of living index of 96.3 during the first quarter of 2021, according to the latest Cost of Living Index […]

Cost of Living in Tampa Bay

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