* The Florida Department of Transportation received an $18 million RAISE (Rebuilding America’s Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity) grant from the Biden Administration for the Tampa Heights Mobility Corridor. The Corridor aims to make multimodal safety improvements focusing on creating a community asset that will connect downtown Tampa to the Tampa Heights and Seminole Heights neighborhoods and businesses. “We are connecting Tampa neighborhoods, decreasing vehicle traffic and improving safety for pedestrians and bicyclists,” stated Tampa Congresswoman Kathy Castor.
* For the first time, USF leads the state of Florida in international student enrollment. As of fall 2020, USF had enrolled approximately 6,000 international students from more than 140 countries. USF now ranks 19th nationally among public universities.
* Downtown St. Petersburg’s office vacancy rate is now below 4 percent, the lowest it’s ever been.