Tampa Bay encompasses three counties and is home to over 2 million residents. It's a wonderful place to “put down roots”, as the area is filled with sunny beaches and bright futures. The region encompasses a physical environment that cannot be topped. There are miles of blue waterways and sugar-white shorelines, brilliant sunlit skies and a perfect average annual temperature of 72 degrees.
Tampa Bay offers great business opportunities and low costs for doing business. Florida’s tax environment is designed for growth. Florida has no state income tax and ranks No. 2 among states in a Tax Foundation study of business-friendly tax climates. Local taxes, property taxes and fees remain low. Tampa offers a lower cost of living than other major southern cities, including Atlanta, Orlando, Charlotte and Charleston. With its dynamic and positive business climate, Tampa Bay is one of the leading business locations in the world. As the economic hub of Hillsborough County and the Tampa Bay region, Tampa enjoys ongoing and remarkable job growth, affordable business and living costs, an able and abundant workforce, excellent educational opportunities, and unmatched weather and amenities. Among more than 300 U.S. urban areas, the regional cost of living remains lower than the average.
In 2008, Tampa was ranked as the 8th cleanest city in America by Yahoo! Real Estate and the 5th best outdoor city by Forbes. If you're looking for a great way of life, it doesn't get better than Tampa Bay!