Highlights from Florida Economic Development Week

February 20, 2019

The Tampa Hillsborough EDC used last week’s inaugural Florida Economic Development Week as an opportunity to not only highlight Tampa’s top attributes, but also explain a little bit about what our team does everyday to support local companies trying to manage their growth and thrive.


By sharing videos, testimonials, statistics and behind-the-scenes photos on social media, we were able to depict the important role economic development plays in the Tampa Bay community – from attracting and retaining talent to growing high-wage jobs.


And by looking at the results of our efforts, it appears we moved the needle. During the week, our tweets earned more than 126,000 impressions, our Facebook videos were viewed more than 8,000 times, and LinkedIn posts generated close to 28,000 impressions and more than 80 new followers.


In case you missed any of the posts, here are a few highlights from the week:


This explainer video breaks down how the EDC’s Business and Retention Expansion program helps connect business owners with the resources they need to thrive, so they can get back to what’s really important: running their successful businesses.



Economic development activity creates a ripple effect of prosperity throughout the community, as this video illustrates:



And whether it’s recognition for our enviable quality of life or pro-business climate, Tampa tops the list of many national rankings. Check out some of them during this slideshow:


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