Carlton: Can the downtrodden USF area innovate? Believers already believe

Every city has its nominees for ugliest major street. Fowler Avenue is definitely a Tampa contender. It stretches wide and pedestrian-unfriendly, running east to west between the sprawling University of South Florida and car-clogged Interstate 275, a vista of fast-food joints, strip malls and pawnshops fronting bleary neighborhoods. It’s been this way as long as … Continued

Making Tampa a top destination for talent workers

Plutarch wrote that “an imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailments of all republics.” The purpose of the Tampa Innovation Alliance is to address this imbalance by transforming the University area from “perceived blight” to economic might. On October 26, The Tampa Innovation Alliance invited Richard Florida to speak to … Continued

Innovation Alliance Salutes contributors, looks to future

Friday, October 28, 2016 4:25pm By Lenora Lake, Times Correspondent UNIVERSITY AREA — Community leaders were recognized for their commitment to the area with the first University Area Community Impact Awards, a joint effort between the University Area Community Development Corp. and Tampa Innovation Alliance. Francis Joseph, executive director of the Caribbean-American National Development Organization, … Continued