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When you combine Tampa’s little slice of paradise with our thriving tech and entrepreneurial scene, it’s the setup for an innovation success story

The word is out! Tampa is quickly becoming a hub for the country’s top innovators. When you combine our little slice of paradise with our thriving tech and entrepreneurial scene, it’s the setup for an innovation success story.

Tampa is a city on the move, a city full of visionaries, entrepreneurs, innovators and some of the world’s most creative thought leaders. Our robust talent pipeline, low cost of living, diversity and vibrant social scene makes Tampa a top city to attract and retain some of the best and the brightest.

Technology is woven into every aspect of our lives. Our team is constantly looking for those innovative ideas that will make us more efficient and more effective on the services that we provide our community every day. As Mayor, my goal is to spark those conversations and make the connections so that Tampa continues to be on the cutting-edge of innovation.

My plan to Transform Tampa’s Tomorrow, is laser focused on five key areas: transportation, community services, housing affordability, workforce development, and sustainability and resilience.

Our city’s challenges must be approached through the lens of innovation. During the 2020 Synapse Summit, we launched a technology-focused initiative to help solve our city’s problems. “Intersection of Innovation” is a fast tracking collaboration that will provide opportunities and develop the next generation workforce right here in Tampa. Our goal is to build a smarter Tampa from within. We will accomplish this by removing the red tape. We will create opportunities for Tampa’s creative class, provide two-way value for startups and the City of Tampa with a broad focus across disciplines and industry.

With Florida among the top 5 states dominating tech employment and the Tampa Bay region home to 20 percent of the state’s IT positions, our emergence as a leader in innovation and technology proves we can both nurture homegrown talent as well as welcome major tech companies relocations and expansions.

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