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Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) Supports Tampa Bay Partnership’s RNC Initiative: Front Row Tampa Bay

Augist 18, 2012

Florida is fortunate that so many talented business leaders have chosen to establish and grow their businesses in our great state.

Economically speaking, the Tampa Bay Region has a GDP well over $289 billion – pretty impressive, huh? Yet, Tampa Bay’s cost of doing business in the corporate, international financial and shared services sectors ranks least expensive among 22 U.S. cities with populations over 2 million.
(source: KPMG)

  • Tampa Bay’s labor force grew 9.4% between 2001 and 2011, compared with just 6.7% in the U.S. overall.
  • We have seen more than $1.1 billion in venture capital investments since 2000 and created more than 1,000 new patents in 2010 alone.
  • Among the Fortune 1000 companies for 2010, 35 of them are in Florida – 9 of those 35 are based in Tampa Bay, representing several diverse and flourishing industries.

It is vital that our state continue to grow, prosper and attract more businesses to Florida. That is why AIF is supporting the Tampa Bay Partnership’s initiative called Front Row Tampa Bay.

Built around the Republican National Convention, Front Row Tampa Bay is a four-day live Web TV event that will showcase to the rest of the nation and world that Tampa Bay, and the State of Florida, is a major-league economic player.

The four-day show will host industry leaders and influencers on key economic drivers in the Tampa Bay region including:

  • Healthcare
  • Technology and innovation
  • Business, financial and data services
  • Marine/environmental

We invite you to participate with us and benefit from this uniquely American event.

This represents one of the biggest marketing initiatives ever – promoting Tampa Bay as a region of economic power and significance.

Join us – visit www.frontrowtampabay.com today!


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