Statement by Mayor Bob Buckhorn on Governor Scott’s Support for Funding to Relocate University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine to Downtown Tampa

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Mayor Bob Buckhorn released the following statement today following Governor Scott’s signing of the 2015 state budget. This year’s budget included funding critical to the relocation of the University of South Florida (USF) Morsani College of Medicine to downtown Tampa. 

“The relocation of the USF’s Morsani College of Medicine to downtown Tampa has consistently won support from the USF Board of Trustees and the Florida Board of Governors. Until today, we have been cautiously optimistic that this project would move forward. Thanks to the strong commitment of the entire Hillsborough County legislative delegation and the support of Governor Rick Scott, we know today that this project will come to fruition.

“The new school will anchor the new development set to transform our southern downtown waterfront. Students, researchers, and medical professionals will now have immediate access to Tampa General Hospital in addition to the amenities that downtown has to offer. 

“For years to come, the University of South Florida and our urban core will continue to grow and flourish together.” 

For additional information, please contact: 

Ali Glisson, Public Affairs Director
(813) 274-8262