The Tampa-St. Pete-Clearwater community is ready to offer Amazon the full support necessary to open its HQ2 as seamlessly and smoothly as possible.

TampaBay’s world-renowned quality of life combined with our regions tolerant, diverse communities helped companies like Raymond James to attract and keep the best talent. In Team Tampa Bay’s second #AMZNHQ2TampaBay proposal video, Raymond James’ Tom James, Equality Florida’s Nadine Smith and Tampa Bay Rowdies midfielders Marcel Shäfer and Justin Chavez, share with Amazon what makes life in this region so special.

Mayor Bob Buckhorn & Mayor Rick Krisemen

Ken Jones, Chairman & CEO of Third Lake Capita

Ken Jones, Chairman & CEO of Third Lake Capital highlights the Tampa Bay region’s cooperative local government that allowed Ashley Furniture Industries’ U.S. e-Commerce Headquarters to get up and running so efficiently in Tampa Bay.



Dr. Judy Genshaft, President USF and Dr. Ken Atwater, President HCC

University of South Florida President, Dr. Judy Genshaft and Hillsborough Community College President, Dr. Ken Atwater discuss our region’s many education options and how Tampa Bay’s universities are willing to partner with Amazon.

Joe Lopano, CEO of Tampa International Airport

The Tampa International Airport along with the St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport and Albert Whitted Airport make traveling to and from the Tampa-St. Pete-Clearwater area a convenient and pleasant experience for business travelers and allow companies in the Tampa Bay region to grow with an international reach.

Bob Dutkowsky, Tech Data Corporation’s and Lee Evans, Bristol-Myers Squibb’s

A strong talent pool is just one reason high growth companies are choosing to call the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater area home. The availability of top talent will be a key factor in Amazon’s HQ2 decision.

Janet Long, Pinellas County Commission Chair and Stacy White, Hillsborough County Commission Chair

A highlight the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater area’s available talent pool, premier education options, world-class beaches and quality of life unlike any other

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