City of Tampa ranks 2nd in Top 7 Cities Competing With Silicon Valley for Tech Entrepreneurs by Entrepreneur Magazine
“When your tech and entrepreneurial community is working in lockstep with the development community that’s when you disrupt the norm,” said Mayor Bob Buckhorn. “The City of Tampa is on the precipice of something really special and it’s our time to show the world that we’ve become a destination for intellectual talent. A great quality of life, a city that celebrates diversity as a strength and an economy that has led the state in the number of new jobs created in three out of the last six years is a pretty compelling story”
2. Tampa, Florida
Bill Gates’ Cascade Investment is investing $2 billion in reinventing the Tampa of the future as an incubator and preparing its infrastructure for growth. Investor Jeff Vinik, now owner of the city’s NHL Tampa Bay Lightning team, has joined him. The pair aims to help build a future for the more than 200 residents flocking to the city each day, according to a CNBC report.
“Top-tier tech graduates flock to Silicon Valley but pay dearly while living the dream,” says Dan Wesley, CEO of Tampa-based Quote.com. “We want to show there is much to be learned and the same salary to be earned, allowing talented employees to learn and grow professionally without them having to live in their cars in our parking lot because of the skyrocketing cost of rent.”
The Top 7 Cities Competing With Silicon Valley for Tech Entrepreneurs.