Number of metro-area STEM jobs (2018): 66,760 STEM job increase year over year: 4.4%
A local tech specialty: Cybersecurity
A notable tech company in metro Tampa: ReliaQuest, an enterprise cybersecurity specialist that started 10 years ago with three employees and now has more than 300. Recently the company donated $1M to the University of South Florida for its enterprise cybersecurity program.
Why Tampa can sustain tech growth (not including quality of life, because everyone says that): Economic diversity and in-migration will help sustain the local tech market, said Laura Fontanills, the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corp.’s marketing director.
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