The 2009 Foreign Direct Investment Study, conducted by the Tampa Bay Partnership, shows that Tampa Bay has attracted significant and varied investments from great companies from around the world.
Florida's Export Directory, List Your Company - Take advantage of this opportunity for increased international visibility. The Florida Export Directory partners with The Export Yellow Pages, the official export directory of the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Don't forget Pinellas County's Networking Directory - Add you company at no cost and support our local economy by making the Networking Directory your first stop when searching for products and services.
Foreign Trade Zones and Export Assistance
Foreign-trade zones (FTZs) continue to drive the U.S. economy by saving companies money and preserving jobs in the US manufacturing sector. This year, the data contained in the newly released: "The Impact of the Foreign-Trade Zones on the 50 States & Puerto Rico" indicates that FTZs play an even more important role in driving the economy. A positive message in this economic downturn. This year’s study shows that U.S. FTZs received $530 billion in goods in 2007, representing an 8.2% increase over the previous year. Additionally, the FTZ program supported 353,738 U.S. jobs. Learn more about Pinellas County's FTZs
New Tampa-Panama Business Council: The recently formed Tampa chapter strives to promote business relationships between companies in Tampa Bay and Panama. Nearly 30 companies comprise the founding members of the Tampa-Panama Business Council, with most already doing significant business in Panama. Several Panamanian entities have committed to the formation of a Panama Chapter. You can find more information about the Council at http://tampapanama.com/.