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Tampa Bay is America's Most Hospitable City

August 5, 2013

Tampa Bay recently ranked the #1 Most Hospitable City in America. According to a recent article on, "If you've got a family or are looking for bit of unusual adventure, head to Tampa Bay." Under the top three things to do in Tampa Bay, they list hand feeding a giraffe at one of Pasco County's favorite attractions, the Dade City Giraffe Ranch. Tampa Bay is also one of the friendliest places for businesses!  Pasco County and Tampa Bay as a region have been working hard to tell others that Florida’s business climate is the best in the nation. Did you know?  According to the Tampa Bay Partnership, more than 15,700 New Jobs Created In Tampa Bay In First Half Of 2013.  The Tampa Bay region leads the state of Florida in job creation, surpassing other metropolitan areas such as Miami and Orlando. Recently, several new companies have decided to relocate or expand their businesses in the Tampa Bay region, including Bristol-Myers Squibb, the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation, Humana, Inc. and O'Reilly Auto Parts. In addition, online retailer Amazon announced it is bringing 3,000 new jobs to Florida, many of which have the potential to land in Tampa Bay. Below are some highlights of key relocations and expansions in the Tampa Bay region in 2013:  (Pasco County companies highlighted in green)

Adams Arms 30 jobs
Beacon Aviation 30 jobs
Bristol-Myers Squibb 580 jobs
Cardinal Solutions Group 35 jobs
Draken International 55 jobs
Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation 285 jobs
Honeywell 50 jobs
Humana, Inc. 170 jobs
Humana Cares/Senior Bridge 100 jobs
Lightport (InvestCloud) 35 jobs
Mercedes Medical 50 jobs
Motorworks Brewing 30 jobs
Nationwide Title Clearing 60 jobs
O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 jobs
SB Manufacturing 75 jobs
Tampa Bay CoPack 45 jobs
United Medical Corporation 75 jobs
Verizon 100 jobs
Is your company expanding? Are you working with a client on site selection? Next time you are planning a vacation, come visit us in the friendliest City in America. Your company will thank you for it!
Jennifer Lachtara
Jennifer Lachtara
Marketing/Communications Coordinator
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