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TechHire meeting slated to talk about employment needs

Tampa business leaders are meeting to talk about employment needs Feb. 9 as part of the nationwide TechHire initiative focused on jobseekers 17 to 29. Among them is Mike Burnett, Regional Account Executive for Northern Technologies Group Inc., an IT solutions company in Lutz. NTG began operating a second facility in late January at Bears … Continued

The key to growing Tampa Bay’s economy

Perfect vision is 20/20, and 2020 can be the year Tampa Bay becomes a permanent top 10 metro area for economic growth. It just takes clear-eyed vision and unrelenting effort. We know the economy is changing, with new products, new means of production and new modes of service delivery affecting every facet of our lives. … Continued

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

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

Tesla working with Hillsborough transit agency

Move over Uber. The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority announced it is working with electric car maker Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) to create a ride hailing service for transit users. Enlarge A Tesla Model S TESLA MOTORS HART CEO Katharine Eagan made the announcement Wednesday night at a Tampa Innovation Alliance event at University Mall. The … Continued

Alliance area wins $3.8M TechHire grant

University Area Partnership to Receive $3.8M Federal Grant to Train Young/Underskilled Workers for Future Technology Jobs Grant is Foundation for Enriching The Area Through a Diverse, Skilled Workforce June 28, 2016 – Tampa, FL – The Federal Government has awarded Tampa one of 39 TechHire Partnership Grants across the nation. The $3.8 million grant is … Continued