Earlier this month, the Tampa Hillsborough EDC hosted six members of the Site Selectors Guild, the world’s leading consortium of location advisory consultants, on a multi-day tour to gain their insights on Tampa and Hillsborough County’s competitiveness as a destination for major corporate relocation and expansion projects. Their conclusion?
“You can compete with any city in the world on many projects,” said Deane Foote, a founding board member of the Guild and CEO of Foote Consulting Group.
The six Guild members on the tour included Foote, Chris Lloyd of McGuireWoods Consulting, Larry Moretti of LFM Corporate Location Solutions, Scott Redabaugh of JLL Business Consulting Group, Andy Shapiro of Biggins Lacy Shapiro & Company and Jerry Szatan of Szatan and Associates. In less than two days, they met with nearly 60 local business, government, and academic leaders as well as top officials from Enterprise Florida, which sponsored the event. Highlights of the tour included updates from Tampa International Airport, Port Tampa Bay, a meeting with Jeff Vinik and his team from Strategic Property Partners for an update on the $2 billion redevelopment project underway in downtown Tampa, and a site visit in Plant City to learn more about the burgeoning opportunities for manufacturing and distribution operations in eastern Hillsborough County….....Read More