The Tampa Innovation District consists of a region surrounding the University of South Florida’s Tampa campus, and encompasses an economic footprint that includes six different zip codes. Today, 1 in 6 jobs the Tampa Innovation District are “high tech” – roughly 11,800 technology jobs. Leaders of the new Tampa Innovation Alliance believe that these jobs are just the “tip of the iceberg”, and that the true growth and economic potential of the District can be nurtured with smart planning, smart investment, smart cooperation, and a sustained focus.
By leveraging the top research strengths of the University of South Florida and building an innovation-friendly corporate and employment environment, the Tampa Innovation Alliance believes it can double
the current high-tech employment in the district and create an economic powerhouse that each year will generate more than $11.3 billion in local