Tampa Hillsborough EDC kicks off THRIVE Capital Campaign

February 15, 2017

This month, the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation embarked on one of the most important economic development endeavors in our community to date.

The THRIVE Capital Campaign aims to raise $12 million over a three-year period to support the initiatives and programs of the Tampa Hillsborough EDC. This fundraising effort will allow our organization to ensure that our community is top of mind for company leaders considering relocations and for site selectors assisting in relocation and expansion searches.

“To date, we’ve done a great job securing excellent high-wage jobs and capital investment for our community,” said Craig J. Richard, CEcD, president and CEO of the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation. “But this is only the beginning. The competition from other cities and states for these projects is fierce. That requires us to continually raise our game to win.”

The EDC has rolled out new levels, benefits, and programs to enhance the experience for Investors, as well as a video highlighting how we have assisted four companies with their expansions and relocations to Tampa and Hillsborough County. With the guidance and support of 16 prominent business and community leaders, we plan on running a capital campaign that not only secures the financial support we need to continue our work, but also increases awareness of the EDC’s efforts to make Tampa and Hillsborough County the nation’s premier business destination.

For more information on the THRIVE Capital Campaign or how you can become an Investor, please visit our website.