Tampa Bay EDC

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 […]

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 […]

It’s talent season! Recruit new grads at upcoming career fairs

March and April are chock full of opportunities for your company to engage with our universities’ outstanding graduating students. We urge you to pass this information along to your recruiting and human resources teams to discover ways that you can get your company great visibility this spring: USF All Majors Career Fair – March 28, […]

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, […]

Spring career fairs offer great opportunities to build your talent pipeline

Tampa Bay is earning well-deserved recognition as a hotbed of diversely skilled talent, thanks in large part to our excellent colleges and universities. One of the best ways to ensure that your company’s name is on the employment wish list of tomorrow’s most talented graduates is to meet them in person. And there are lots […]

Much to be thankful for as Tampa Bay’s job demand continues to grow

I hope everyone had much to celebrate as you gathered with friends and family at Thanksgiving. At the Tampa Bay EDC, we’re deeply grateful for the support and leadership of our Investors, partners, and team as we work together to propel our economy forward. FloridaCommerce reported that the Tampa MSA gained the second highest number […]

Growing number of college grads choosing to start careers in Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay is no longer a place for brain drain, but rather brain gain as more new graduates are choosing to stay in Tampa Bay to start their careers in growing industries like IT, healthcare and financial services. Channel 10 recently interviewed Tampa Bay EDC President and CEO Craig Richard on why recent grads are choosing […]

Tampa Bay is hot – and we’re not just talking about the weather

Temperature-wise, July has been a scorcher, and I hope you’ve managed to beat the heat with some family time at the pool or on a getaway to cooler climes. But when it comes to rankings, Tampa Bay has been on a white-hot tear all month, too. The hard work that each of you has put […]

Strong talent partnerships are closing the skills gaps in Tampa Bay

Hillsborough County is a magnet for new residents – and that means plenty of new talent for local companies that are hiring. According to the latest U.S. Census data, Florida is the fastest growing state in the nation, growing nearly two percent from July 2021-July 2022. Hillsborough County is the fourth fastest growing county in […]

Cost of Living in Tampa Bay

Compare Tampa Bay with where you correctly live and see how far your salary will go.