For more information on target industries, please contact:

Steve Morey
SVP, Economic

(813) 518-2630


Widely considered the “Wall Street of the South,” the financial and professional services industry is the fastest-growing sector in the Tampa metro area with year-over-year employment gains. Nearly one in four business and information services firms in Florida are located here.

For more than 40 years, Tampa and Hillsborough County, with our business-friendly community, low cost of doing business, and talented labor force, have offered a competitive advantage to traditional financial centers of New York, Chicago, and Boston. Today, many of the nation’s leading corporations in banking, finance and insurance not only still call Tampa Bay home but are also expanding by leaps and bounds.

Companies like USAA, Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation, MetLife, Citi, and TransferWise continue to widen their footprint in Tampa by creating more jobs, adding office space and expanding operations.

Fast Facts:

  • Tampa MSA employs more than 356,000 in the financial and professional services sector
  • 3% employment growth year-over-year (2017 v. 2018)
  • 10% of the nation’s Fortune 50 and nine percent of the Fortune 100 companies’ shared services operations are located here

“The Tampa market has just been tremendous for us as we have been growing and having to fill our new building with nearly 1,200 employees. The fact that we added a second campus in Tampa gave us the opportunity to really broaden our footprint.”

 – Yvette Segura, Vice President and General Manager, Tampa Campus, USAA

Over the past year, Tampa was among the top metro areas in the state with the largest job gains with the financial and business services industry gaining the most jobs. (Source: U.S. Bureau Labor Statistics) 

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