Tampa shines in national media spotlight

January 10, 2017

In November, Tampa made national headlines on media outlets CNBC’s Power Lunch, Bloomberg, and TheStreet. And it’s no surprise, given the city’s remarkable job growth numbers, high quality of life, and young, talented workforce.

On Bloomberg TV, Tampa Bay Lightning owner and Strategic Property Partners executive Jeff Vinik highlighted what makes Tampa an exciting market for business and investment. He discussed how the Tampa metro market leads the state in professional and business services job growth, boasts strong in-migration of young talent and entrepreneurs, and heady overall population growth projections over the next two decades that make the area a smart pick for companies looking at Southeastern relocation and expansion opportunities.

In his interview with The Street, City of Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn declared Tampa “the place to be,” pointing to the city’s top-rated universities, vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem, burgeoning international business sector, and excellent talent pool as a few of the many reasons why companies are flocking to Tampa.

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In an exclusive interview with Forbes, Jeff Vinik answers the frequently asked question of “Why Tampa?” He highlights why the city has captured his and Bill Gates’ attention, as they’ve acquired 40 acres of land in downtown to transform vacant waterfront into a planned community that will be home to corporate headquarters, residential, hotel and meeting space, shops and restaurants, as well as the new USF medical school. He explains what makes Tampa different than other cities, the potential our community has to grow into an entrepreneurial hotspot, and the competitive advantages and disadvantages we face as we work to attract more companies and talent.