NEWS

Fowler Avenue: Gateway to Innovation Discussion

As a follow-up to the August 27th Real Estate 2.0 Event, we hosted an on-line conversation about the Fowler Avenue Innovation Gateway on September 16th. Approximately 25 people participated and the framework of the conversation was based on the responses to a survey...

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The Mary Jackson Plan

“There is a goldmine in our backyard." This was the opening statement from a presentation by the Tampa Organization of Black Affairs to the Tampa Innovation Partnership Advisory Board on August 20, 2020. Not long ago, America’s most popular astrophysicist, Neil...

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DRAFT – Uptown Strategic Action Plan

Below is the current draft of the Uptown Strategic Action Plan as of August 10, 2020. Recommendations mentioned in the plan are in the consideration stage and not final. The planning committee is refining this draft regularly with the goal of presenting the final plan...

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It is time to build

A decade ago I spoke before a large and angry crowd. The country was in the midst of economic turmoil and I was finishing my second term as a Hillsborough County Commissioner, and preparing to run for my third and final term. I remember the event well because it was...

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Why and how to lift the lockdown

One size does not fit all, and the way forward will require social discipline and political leadership. Policy making requires balance. It’s not an all-or-nothing proposition. It’s like flying a plane, which requires the right touch of pitch and yaw. Too much of one...

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COVID-19 Recovery Resources

In an effort to assist our partners with the challenges of the COVID-19 crisis we will update this page regularly with resources. Beginning at 12:01 a.m. Friday, April 3rd and lasting through April 30th, Florida is under a Stay-at-Home order. Anyone not leaving home...

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