Development and Economic Opportunity

Morasani 2018

As a precautionary measure to COVID-19 transmission, beginning March 17th, we will not be accepting walk in customers at the Ybor CRA, East Tampa CRA, and main office at 306 E. Jackson Street until further notice.

Please visit us at or call us at:

Main Office  Shelisia Jackson  813-274-8325
East Tampa CRA
                  Eva Hughes  813-242-3807
                  Ed Johnson  813-242-3806
Ybor CRA  Courtney Orr  813-274-7937
                  Corine Linebrink  813-274-7960
                  Brenda Thrower   813-274-7917
Downtown, Channel District, Central Park, and Tampa Heights CRAs  
Rob Rosner  813-274-8812
West Tampa, Drew Park CRAs  
Shelisia Jackson  813-274-8325

The City of Tampa is the county seat and largest city in Hillsborough County, and is the third most populous city in Florida. Approximately one-third of Hillsborough County's population resides in the City of Tampa.

The City of Tampa is the economic hub of west central Florida. Its economy is founded on a diverse base that includes tourism, health care, finance, insurance, technology, construction, and maritime industry.

The City of Tampa works in partnership with a number of local, regional, and statewide organizations to promote job creation and a healthy economy. Among these are the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation, the Tampa Bay Partnership and Tampa Bay & Company.

Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce       Tampa Bay Partnership       TBTF - Tampa Bay Technology Forum     

Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation

Programs and Services:

CRA Resources

Information Resources:

Locational Assessment and Recommended Strategic Plan for Economic Growth

The Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation revealed a Locational Assessment and Recommended Strategic Plan for Economic Growth. The report is the culmination of a seven month effort to evaluate Tampa-Hillsborough County's competitiveness to develop, attract and retain quality jobs for the residents of the County; to identify the best suited target industries to achieve this objective; and to develop strategic recommendations to best position Tampa-Hillsborough County, its constituent communities and citizens for sustainable economic growth.

CRA Façade Grant Improvement Program

The CRA Façade Grant Improvement Program provides property owners with financial assistance (grant) to improve the appearance of their properties in designated areas of Tampa's Community Redevelopment Area (CRAs). The program is funded for fiscal year 2016 for Drew Park, East Tampa, and Ybor City.

Tax Exemptions Available for Businessess

The Economic Development Ad Valorem Tax Exemption Program provides an additional economic development incentive for businesses that locate or expand within the City of Tampa and create jobs. Exemptions on Ad Valorem property and tangible taxes are available for qualifying businesses.   Click here to complete the Ad Valorem application