Tampa offers exciting opportunities for entrepreneurs in and around the Tampa Bay area. Known for the many attractions including Busch Gardens and The Florida Aquarium, Tampa Bay has always been a hot spot for not only the tourist but for the locals as well. Whether it is the theme parks, aquariums or botanical gardens that draw the attention, the fact remains the same: People from all over the world love Tampa.
Many well known companies have come to make Tampa Bay their home including, Accusoft, Biovest, Carrabba’s, Creative Loafing, EVOS, GTE Financial, Lee Roy Selmon’s, Numara Software, Outback, TECO Energy, WealthCare Health Plans and many others. For many savvy business investors acquiring a Tampa business is a move that will put them in the driver’s seat as a business owner in one the country’s most desired markets. In recent years, Tampa has been home to over 15 companies that have individually boasted revenues of well over $1 billion with 8 appearing in the Fortune Top 1000.
Originally known for cigars, Tampa has become the commercial hub for the west coast of Florida. Diversity has been key for Tampa as there are thriving businesses across a broad range of industries. Similar to other areas of Florida, Tampa typically has had businesses performing well in the service and agricultural sectors. Although, Tampa is somewhat unique, in that it has been able to attract businesses from such a wide array of industries including technology, banking and finance, office, electronics, food processing and manufacturing. Having such a diverse industry base with broad range of skilled labor creates almost unlimited opportunities in Tampa and the surrounding areas.