Tampa Bay

* Marketing bonus: Time magazine has ranked Tampa, “Florida’s city du jour,” among 50 of the “world’s greatest places.” Highlights include the Water Street development, a five-star (Tampa Edition) hotel and Sparkman Wharf. Also noted: a world-class airport and proximity to St. Petersburg and Pinellas beaches.

* In addition, Zoo Tampa at Lowry Park was among USA Today’s Top 10 zoos in the U.S. Zoo Tampa is now recognized as a leader in conservation, animal care and education.

* “Rithm at Uptown”: the rebranded name for University Mall.

* “Demand for tech talent remains at an all-time high in Tampa.”--Angel Gonzalez, chairman of the Tampa Bay Economic Development Council.

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