Development and Economic Opportunity
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 https://www.tampagov.net/economic-and-urban-development/programs/community-redevelopment-areas 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.
Programs and Services:
- Annual Budgets
- Annual Activity Reports
- CRA FAQ
- Data & Media Center
- Economic Development Organizations
- External Resources
- Living in Tampa
- Quarterly Budget Reports
- Tax Increment Financing (TIF)
- Reports Provided Per 125.045 F.S.
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.
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.