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Perhaps best known for hosting Super Bowls and Gasparilla parades, housing MacDill Air Force Base and being home to professional sports teams and high profile athletes – the crown jewel of the Tampa Bay region is oh-so-much more. Tampa is on the verge of achieving many long-planned ambitions. Downtown redevelopment, the expansion of the city's port and airport, a planned and a substantial increase in research activities at the University of South Florida fuel its progress. 

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James Guerts speaks at the Tampa Bay Business Journal Innovation Summit.

SOFWERX innovators explore collaborations, find connections in Tampa

Working out of an Ybor City building steeped with Tampa's history, SOFWERX is becoming a noteworthy global player in modern-day innovation in military and civilian life.

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Want a peek behind the curtain at local tech firms? Join Homebrew Hillsborough

Hillsborough Homebrew's format includes a tour of hosting tech companies and introductions of all guests to accelerate the process of successful networking and making business connections.

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Moving to Tampa, St. Pete: How to plug into local sailing scene

What makes the Tampa Bay Area a port of call for so many sailors? Whether you’re a cruiser, a kid, an expert sailor or a true beginner with dreams of the open Gulf, this is a great place to embark. Cue Styx on the playlist -- let’s sail away.

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Local STEM thought leaders rally support to create space for youth to study robotics

The goal? To create a space where Tampa-area youths can work on robotics projects, test their creations, and plug into a rich network of mentors and resources.  

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USF job fair: Finding employment starts with online Handshake

Students and alumni throng the University of South Florida’s Marshall Student Center for Spring 2017 Career and Internship Fair Week.

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Strategic street solutions: How to reduce pedestrian, bicyclist fatalities in Hillsborough County

Traffic violence statistics are numbers no one wants to carry around on the tips of their tongues. But for bicycle and pedestrian safety advocates in the Tampa Bay area, knowing those numbers and understanding the stories behind them is fundamental to shaping a future that ceases to claim lives on city streets and county roads.

Claudia Gunns with Metropolitan Ministries, left, and Latisha Lomax.

For Good: Women helping women buck poverty

Unequal wages force many Florida women into poverty, but Tampa Bay Area community service organizations are working to improve their lot.

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Local physician turns to small business lending to open new practice

Evolve Personal Health is a membership-based concierge medical practice with a personal approach designed to transform patients’ day-to-day lives.

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Beyond the looking glass: Exploring Havana from a Tampa perspective

While the U.S. embargo against Cuba still stands, the resumption of commercial air service between Tampa and Havana marks an historic window for Tampa Bay area residents to visit our nearest southern neighbor.

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Want to make local streets safer for all? Report road safety concerns on new Interactive map

A new app created by the Hillsborough MPO is designed to encourage Tampa Bay area residents to identify problem areas that create unsafe experiences for drivers, bicyclists and/or pedestrians. 

Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay home in south St Pete.

Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay breathes new life into local low-income neighborhoods

Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay partners with nonprofits and an army of volunteers to build and renovate affordable housing in Sulphur Springs and other Tampa Bay area neighborhoods. 

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New technology, web apps engage users in making local streets more accessible, safer

Want to report a pothole or a traffic snarl? Want to borrow a bike for a ride across town? Want to know when the next bus arrives? Check out new mobile apps and interactive maps offered by Tampa Bay area cities and counties.

SMT supervisor Dale Lynn shows Marshall Middle School students an assembly that goes into the magneto on a piston engine aircraft.

Preparing for the future: Schools gear up to train students for new manufacturing jobs

Local schools are re-emphasizing training for skilled labor jobs to meet the demands of a rebounding manufacturing industry. More than 4,000 jobs are now available in the Tampa Bay region.

Johns Hopkins All Children's research facility.

Tampa Bay Area: Most anticipated development projects in 2017

In addition to the much anticipated groundbreaking for the Vinik development on the waterfront in Downtown Tampa, several other major development projects around the Tampa Bay Area expect to see tremendous progress in 2017. Here are a few. 

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Pik My Kid: Local startup streamlines school dismissal process

Frustrated by your child's after-school car line? There's an app for that. Bay Area startup PikMyKid is digitizing and streamlining the school dismissal process.
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