For more information about Make It Tampa Bay, or to share your personal story, please contact:

Hussain Shamseddine
Digital Marketing Manager


With access to talent increasingly more important to companies considering Tampa for a relocation or expansion, attracting top talent has become a priority for the Tampa Bay Economic Development Council and our partners.

After much research and collaboration, a joint initiative launched in 2017 aimed at attracting more talent and business relocations to the area. Make It Tampa Bay focuses on three major sections – Work Here, Live Here, Build a Business – where local entrepreneurs and young professionals share stories that offer a unique insight into what life is like in Tampa.

The initiative expanded into a full-fledged marketing campaign with ads running in key markets such as Boston, Dallas, and New York where the results have been very promising. Make It Tampa Bay continues to expand and evolve, becoming a valuable talent recruitment and retention tool for local companies, colleges and universities.

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