The Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation has
moved into the SunTrust bank building in downtown Tampa, on the same
floor occupied by Tampa Bay & Company.
The new offices in Suite 2100
at 401 E. Jackson St. are strategically situated to enable the EDC to
partner more closely with the visitor and convention bureau on projects
that will help attract new businesses, special events such as the Super
Bowl and major conventions, while spurring economic growth and creating
jobs throughout the Tampa Bay region.
have the same core mission, but our audiences are different,'' says
Keith Norden, CEO of the Tampa Hillsborough EDC. "Great
synergies already working in many collaborative efforts'' will be
enhanced by the co-location.
The EDC is a public-private
partnership funded by governments, businesses and corporations in
Hillsborough County and the city of Tampa. The group was previously part
of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, where it was known as the
Committee of One Hundred. It split from the Chamber in 2009, changed its
name and is now in the middle of a rebranding campaign.
"We're an old, very historic, very well-known
organization," explains Norden. "However, it was decided it would be
better to be more current with our name. Because of the separation, we
looked for new office space and we found this space co-located with Tampa Bay
With the new Tampa Hillsborough EDC's
evolution, the Greater Tampa Chamber is also
moving from Channelside to new digs at 201 North Franklin St. on the
second floor of One Tampa City Center in downtown Tampa. The Chamber
offices will be closed from April 28 until April 30 while staff makes
Writer: Missy Kavanaugh
Source: Keith Norden, Tampa Hillsborough EDC