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In 2015, six events stand out that will help propel Tampa Bay’s economy

The rebounding economy of 2015 may be the “big” story of the business year. I like specifics, though, and you probably do, too. Here are six key events or trends that took place this calendar year that will do much to shape the future direction and momentum of our area economy.

Bottom line: It has been a pretty good year for the regional business scene.

Alliance aims to undo ‘Suitcase City’

TAMPA — An A-list of movers and shakers from throughout the Tampa Bay area came together at the Museum of Science and Industry on Oct. 29 for what was billed as a not-so-average evening out. Some 400 leaders from both the public and private sector attended the first-ever Tampa Innovation Alliance Gathering, an affair that … Continued

My ‘fly on the wall’ moment talking innovation

Downtown Tampa, Westshore and University of South Florida are critical to developing an economy built on innovation. That was the takeaway from a tour organized by the Tampa Innovation Alliance, which aims to transform the area around USF into an innovation district that will create and attract investors, corporations with high-wage jobs and an educated … Continued

Exclusive: Inside Jeff Vinik’s conference room, talking innovation

Despite the miles that separate downtown Tampa, Westshore and University of South Florida, all three areas are critical to developing an economy built on innovation. That was the takeaway from a tour organized by the Tampa Innovation Alliance, which is seeking to transform the area around University of South Florida into an innovation district that … Continued