Homans Promises HQ Relocation to Tampa in January

December 18, 2014

Ashley Gurbal Kritzer | Tampa Bay Business Journal
The Tampa-Hillsborough Economic Development Corp. is planning to announce a corporate headquarters relocation on Jan. 7.
In an email to EDC investors Thursday, CEO Rick Homans wrote that “Tampa will be welcoming another venerable national organization to our community next month.”
The email is an anomaly for the EDC. Notification for such announcements is not usually provided weeks in advance. It offers no indication of the size or magnitude of the deal and whether it is a state, regional or U.S. headquarters.
Mayor Bob Buckhorn and Hillsborough County Commissioner Sandy Murman will be at the event, according to Homans.
“The CEO will share more details about the decision to relocate the headquarters to Tampa and speak about its future plans,” Homans wrote.
EDC spokeswoman Michelle Bauer declined comment Thursday on the size or identity of the company.
The EDC in September went public with a goal of attracting a corporate headquarters to Hillsborough County.