“We feel fortunate to call Tampa home where we have found a collaborative and business-friendly community that can assist us during times of significant growth. In fact, this is our second expansion in five years that the Tampa Bay EDC has helped us navigate.”

– Dr. Bill Kerr, CEO of Avalon Healthcare Solutions, 2020

Tampa has earned a national reputation for its stable, pro-business environment. When it comes to establishing and growing your business, Tampa checks all the boxes:

✓ Favorable corporate tax policies

✓ Low labor costs

✓ No personal income tax

✓ Light regulatory burdens

✓ Thriving industry

✓ Home to dozens of top corporations

✓ Globally connected via a top-rated airport, the state’s largest seaport, and highly-connected interstate and rail systems

✓ Excellent local labor force

And whether you’re a startup entrepreneur or CEO of a multimillion-dollar enterprise, Tampa has the business resources you need to thrive: incubators and accelerators, capital providers, chambers of commerce and industry associations.

Fast facts:

  • #2 Best State for Business – Chief Executive Magazine, 2020
  • #3 Best metro for new small businesses – Lending Tree, 2020
  • #3 State for new small businesses – MotleyFool, 2021
  • #4 State best business tax climate – Tax Foundation, 2020
  • #6 Best place for female entrepreneurs – SmartAsset, 2020
  • Tampa’s population is increasing by 50,000 people per year
  • Join other top companies that are thriving in Tampa: ReliaQuest, Beneficial Blends, VoltAir, Newgentek, The Mosaic Company, Amgen, Citi, Metlife, USAA, Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation, IRONMAN, Avalon Healthcare, and many more!

If your company is expanding or you’re thinking about relocating to Tampa, contact our business development team. We can connect you with the business tools and resources you need to thrive: expedited permitting, workforce training, real estate searches, export assistance, job creation incentive programs, market research, etc.

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