June 8, 2023
Tampa Bay

Business Florida 2023
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Tampa Bay

Citrus • Hernando • Hillsborough • Manatee • Pasco • Pinellas • Polk • Sarasota

| 11/9/2022

Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay

5 Deep-water Seaports

5 Commercial Airports

16 Colleges / Universities

Florida’s Tampa Bay region is easy to like. Just spend a few minutes on WalletHub and you’ll see why. Not only is Tampa ranked No. 8 nationwide among “Best Large Cities to Start a Business” (up from No. 10 a year ago), it’s the No. 2 “Most Pet Friendly City,” the No. 11 “Most Fun City in the U.S.” and the No. 14 “Best Place for First Time Home Buyers.” If you’re already a Tampa resident and looking forward to retirement in the not too distant future, don’t bother to relocate. Tampa is No. 9 among WalletHub’s “Best Places to Retire.”



The Tampa Bay region is home to 20 corporate headquarters and perhaps none shines brighter than Publix Super Markets. The Lakeland-based grocery chain ranked No. 42 on Fortune’s 2022 list of the world’s most admired companies — six slots higher than last year’s ranking and the only Florida company to snag top 50 honors.

Among recent and pending arrivals in this busy sector are:

• HSP Group, a global expansion services provider establishing a corporate headquarters in Tampa to assist companies with the expansion and management of their international operations.

• Signode Industrial Group, a leading manufacturer of transit-packaging consumables, relocating its corporate headquarters from Glenview, Ill., to Tampa.

• Genesis Systems, a startup aimed at solving the world’s looming water crisis, relocating its headquarters from Kansas City to Tampa with plans to manufacture atmospheric water generators.

• NVGTN (pronounced “navigation”), an athletic wear online retail company investing $15 million in a 100,000-sq.-ft. facility in Pasco County to house its customer service and fulfillment operations.

KEY PLAYERS: The Mosaic Company, Tampa; Publix Super Markets, Lakeland; Roper Technologies, Sarasota

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