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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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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 these two places 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.

Student built robots face-off at the start of a match.

Founder voices: Terri Willingham of The Eureka! Factory, Roboticon, Gulf Coast Makercon

Drone races, creating robots, developing games, etc. Learn how The Eureka Factory is churning out new and innovative activities to get kids engaged in technology, math and science. 

Hampton Inn & Suites at Avion Park.

Looking for a place to stay near Tampa airport? New hotels open up in Westshore Area

Lodging near Tampa International Airport has played a vital role in the economic picture of the Westshore Area since at least the 1960s. But new developments -- housing, restaurants, shops, entertainment venues and offices -- are reigniting the hotel scene in this growing urban neighborhood

The Tampa Skyline. - Julie Branaman

Live or work in downtown Tampa? Partnership wants to hear from you

Do you live or work in downtown Tampa? The Tampa Downtown Partnership seeks your input in survey.

Bike lane in downtown Tampa.

Vision Zero focuses on making local streets safer for bicyclists, pedestrians

Whether you’re driving a truck or car, riding a bicycle or walking across the street, you can help prevent deaths and injuries by being more alert to the other guys. Ditto for government. Vision Zero arms urban planners with tools to make streets safer for everyone.

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Estudiantes de Wimauma en camino a la educación universitaria

Estudiantes de Wimauma y otras áreas de bajos ingresos en la bahía de Tampa participan en clases del programa Berkeley Academy diseñadas con la intención de prepararlos para la educación superior.

This drawing shows front façade of new building being developed in Seminole Heights by Greg Barnhill. The building on the right will house Twisted Sun Rum Distillery. On the left, or southernmost part of the property, The Wine Bar Seminole Heights wi

Next up for Seminole Heights in Tampa? Craft rum distillery, wine bar

Three years in the making, a former neighborhood auto repair shop transforms into a wine bar and craft rum distillery in Tampa.

Amy Entress and Rob Rieke are building a multi-million-dollar food processing facility in Plant City.

Welcome home: Military veterans carve out niche as local entrepreneurs

One solution for the difficult challenges facing military veterans transitioning into civilian life: Help them create entrepreneurial opportunities that give them a chance to thrive.

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ComfyTree marijuana conference in Tampa

With medical marijuana now legalized in Florida, ComfyTree offers a crash course on what prospectors need to know about getting into the industry.
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