Downtown Tampa Employment On The Rise

New hotels are opening. New apartments are on the horizon. And new restaurants aren’t far behind in Downtown Tampa.

And new numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau bear out what you can see with your own two eyes in the growth of downtown Tampa’s business environment. Between 2007 and 2012, the most recent numbers available, the city added more than 3,100 private jobs in the ZIP code that includes downtown and Tampa Heights.

“Downtown Tampa is the heartbeat of the city,” said Jacob, executive vice president at BDG Architects. “It always will be the heartbeat of the city.”

This momentum is not stopping anytime soon, either. In fact, it is still building, as even with all the growth, downtown Tampa still has lots of empty spaces waiting for something to happen.

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