Work here Discover how you can elevate your
career and make it in Tampa Bay
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Live here Discover and build an incredible life.
Treasure awaits.
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Stories Find out what it’s really like to
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Why Tampa Bay

People, stories, coffee. That’s what we’re all about here on Why Tampa Bay. Hosts, Roberto Torres and Alex Sandkuhl, sit down for a cup of coffee at The Blind Tiger Cafe in SOHO with people who are making our city awesome and ultimately answering the question: Why Tampa Bay? Why live here, play here and do business here?


Grow your business

Tampa Bay has a vibrant ecosystem of entrepreneurs, capital and service providers, organizations and events that create constant opportunities for growing businesses to engage with talent, mentors, partners and customers.


Work here

Wages in Tampa Bay are competitive with many other major metros in the country. Bonus: No state income tax means you keep more of your hard-earned money.


Ybor City

The historic Latin quarter has an urban, eclectic culture that fires up the night with clubs and unwinds the day with coffee and cigars. Seventh Avenue is packed with food, drinks, entertainment and shops that cater to extroverts, families and the adventurous alike.


Live here

The cost of living is surprisingly affordable. The lifestyle is an experience that begs to be explored with top amenities, up-and-coming neighborhoods, culture and sunshine. It’s all about the work/play balance, but it may feel more like play/play as you grow in a career you’re passionate about.

Meet the Locals

Local professionals and business owners reveal what it’s like to make it in Tampa Bay.


Emerging Leader

  Upon returning to Florida, I knew that I wanted to be a part of the monumental economic shift that was transforming the Tampa Bay area as “The Place to Be” in the state of Florida.


Julie Curry, Entrepreneur

Tampa Bay is primed for explosive growth. I see the downtown core becoming fully developed with improved transportation options, great businesses and incredible leisure activities.


  You can see yourself tanning here, but can you see yourself typing here? Take a tour of workplace culture in Tampa Bay.



Get a taste of the sweet life, where you’ll find adventure in the office and outside on the water. With growing companies that want all the talent they can get in a city that has a culture meets enterprise attitude, we make it happen. Got your attention?