Fisher Investments lands in Tampa
Fisher Investments, a fee-only investment adviser that manages 
$123 billion in assets, has opened its first office on the east coast 
of the United States in Tampa. 

The office, in the LakePointe One building at the Tampa Bay Park corporate center just northeast of Raymond James Stadium, 
eventually will have 600 employees.  MORE
HCI Group  sells headquarters building   MORE
High end bakery , Sucre Table, opens in Westshore   MORE
Business Diversity Management System announced at TPA  MORE
BRP Group Inc. announces acquisition  MORE
Walmart Fuel coming to Dale Mabry Hwy. this month
Take the Tampa International Airport survey on the state of travel  HERE
Revolution Ice Cream opens just in time for summer  MORE
Hillsborough County's Rapid Response Recovery Program (R3) is designed to maximize the impact of the federal CARES Act funding. The initiative aims to create programs that target communities in the greatest need, simplify the application process for businesses, and quickly inject strategic funding that can do the most economic good in the fastest timeframe.
Business owners may apply for one of three programs:
  • Kickstart Small Business - up to $10,000 in working capital; for businesses with up to $3 million in annual revenue
  • Back to Work - up to $2,000 per employee in payroll incentives to hire or rehire workers; for businesses with up to $20 million in annual revenue
  • Safe at Work Matching - up to $10,000 matching reimbursement for the cost of qualifying workplace improvements directly related to mitigating the spread of COVID-19; for businesses with up to $20 million in annual revenue

Visit our website for the latest resources pertaining to financial assistance, workplace guidance and public health information.

Alliance volunteers and neighborhoods paint intersection for Mural Day
About 30 Westshore Alliance members, volunteers, and neighborhood residents came together on Saturday, June 27 for Tampa Mural Day. The group painted a   mural at the intersection of Grady Avenue and Laurel Street in the Carver City / Lincoln Gardens neighborhood. The Westshore mural was one of five painted in Tampa on June 27. The street mural also includes a picture of a long-time resident of the neighborhood who served in World War II. The neighborhood was founded by African-American World War II veterans.

The City of Tampa recently completed a sidewalk that serves the intersection and Jim Walter Park on the northwest corner. The intersection is programmed to become a four-way stop in the coming months. Thank you to all the volunteers and residents who helped this project be a success.
Help design TBARTA's future transit stations
The Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit Authority (TBARTA) is currently working on a Regional Rapid Transit (RRT) project, a 41-mile Bus Rapid Transit system between Wesley Chapel and downtown St. Petersburg, primarily along the I-275 corridor. Part of that work is to design each station area, including a stop at Himes Ave and I-275. Take the survey here to provide ideas for the Himes stop and five other stops on the future system.
Welcome new members and thank you to those that have recently renewed their membership. See the list here.
Westshore Special Services District Public Meetings
On August 6, 2020, at 9:30 a.m., or as soon thereafter as practicable, Tampa City Council will conduct a public hearing to consider the adoption of a special assessment to provide funding for transportation, security, and marketing initiatives in the Westshore Business District. This will be the 19th year of the assessment, which provides vital services for all commercial property owners in the District.
The Westshore Alliance will hold an online public workshop on Wednesday, July 29, from 4-5 p.m. to address comments and questions about the special assessment. Click here to register to attend.  For more information, please email Shawn Fogarty or call 813-289-5488, Ext. 104.
Tampa Bay Tourism Industry Update sponsored by
July 30 at 11 am webinar
Hear the forecast for the hospitality and tourism industry. Our expert panelists including  Santiago Corrada, President & CEO, Visit Tampa Bay;  Eric Hart , President/CEO, Tampa Sports Authority;  Chris Minner , Executive Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Tampa International Airport, will share insights on the economics of the industry, the impact of COVID-19 and long term recovery strategies. Click here to register. Complimentary for members. Non members $25.

View the full list of upcoming Alliance events and register today.
Showcase Your Business
Sponsorship opportunities available for members only. If you are interested in sponsoring a virtual event please click here for more information.
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