Why you should do business in Tampa Bay
Business in Tampa bay ….
is booming. Here are the Top 5 Reasons you should consider Tampa Bay:
Business Friendly. Florida consistently ranks in the top 5 U.S. states as being the most business friendly. The recent elimination of sales tax on manufacturing equipment and machinery saves companies money and allows them to be more competitive. Low corporate income tax, streamlined regulations and both state and local incentives are available for relocating and/or expanding companies in Tampa Bay.
Workforce. With a population of more than 4.3 million and a labor force exceeding 1.9 million, Tampa Bay ensures a trained, available workforce is in place for your labor needs. Workforce training programs are available and ranked some of the best in the nation. The Quick Response Training program provides grant funding for customized training to new or expanding businesses.
Education & Research. Tampa Bay is home to 77 colleges and career institutes. The University of South Florida, the fifth fastest growing research university in the U.S., received a record $413.6 million in research funding during the 2012-13 academic year. Colleges and universities work hand-in-hand with local businesses to ensure the right programs are in place for their needs. In 2014, Tampa Bay’s Florida Polytechnic University, which focuses on technology and engineering, opened its doors as Florida’s 12th state university.
Infrastructure and Access. Situated on the central west coast of Florida, Tampa Bay’s four seaports offer an easy link to rapidly expanding markets like Central and South America and beyond. With three international airports located in the region, business travelers can make global connections in and out of Tampa Bay. An extensive highway and rail system enables people and products to move effectively and efficiently. Completed in 2014, the Central Florida Intermodal Logistics Center is the most technologically advanced intermodal terminal in the United States.
Innovative & Entrepreneurial Climate. The National Academy of Inventors (NAI), founded at the University of South Florida, has more than 2,000 inventor members. USF inventor members collectively hold more than 1,400 U.S. patents. The Center for Advanced Medical Learning & Simulation (CAMLS) is a state-of-the-art learning and training facility that uses robotic patients to simulate real-life ailments. Catapult, SmartStart and the HUB are examples of incubators located throughout Tampa Bay that engage entrepreneurs and support the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
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