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Tampa Electric Empowers Economic Development

Looking for a great place to start or relocate your business?

West Central Florida is the perfect home for your business – offering a favorable business climate for you and a high-quality lifestyle for your team members, all with a small-town feel. West Central Florida is also strategically located near major transportation hubs, giving your business access to millions of consumers across the country, and the world.

Tampa Electric can help your business succeed with personalized account management and energy resources and site-ready recommendations. As the leading provider of electricity in West Central Florida, we deliver 99.98% service reliability to more than 840,000 customers, including 85,000 businesses across 2,000 square miles of Hillsborough County and parts of Polk, Pasco and Pinellas counties. We also offer more energy-saving programs than any other utility in Florida. 

Tampa Electric's Economic Development Team is here to help!

Rick RichmondOur Economic Development Manager, Rick Richmond, can help your business:

  • Evaluate sites, electrical capacity and help coordinate your projects electrical needs.
  • Determine the best rate plan for your business.
  • Access local and state economic incentives and tax credit information and referrals.
  • Analyze your energy usage and identify ways to save money and energy.
  • Research labor and tax rates, impact fees and quality of life information.
  • Evaluate site and facility locations for electrical service and equipment.
  • Coordinate governmental development issues.
  • Facilitate contact with other economic and community development agencies and local chambers of commerce throughout our service areas.

To learn more about our economic development initiatives and how we can help your business succeed, call Rick Richmond, Economic Development Manager, at 813-228-4704.

Economic Development Partners

Florida CommerceFlorida Commerce Logo

The Florida Commerce works to advance Florida’s economy by championing the state’s economic development vision and administering state and federal programs and initiatives to help visitors, citizens, businesses, and communities.

Hillsborough CountyTampa Bay EDC Logo

The Tampa Bay Economic Development Council (TBEDC) is the lead designated economic development agency for Hillsborough County and the cities of Tampa, Plant City and Temple Terrace. The TBEDC works to develop and sustain a thriving local economy through the attraction, retention and expansion of high-wage jobs and capital investment.

Hillsborough County - Plant CityPlant City EDC Logo

The Plant City Economic Development Corporation strives to attract, nurture and maintain new and existing businesses in Plant City, as well as promote and enhance our workforce and quality of life.

Pasco County - North Tampa BayPasco EDC

The Pasco Economic Development Council is committed to developing Florida's most competitive climate for business growth by providing businesses that seek to start, move, or grow in the North Tampa Bay area with a comprehensive suite of programs that can help them reach their full economic potential.

Pinellas County – OldsmarPinellas County EDC Logo

Pinellas County Economic Development (PCED) works with existing businesses to encourage expansion and seeks to attract new companies with high-wage careers to Central Florida’s Gulf Coast. The PCED fosters a pro-business climate in Pinellas County, Florida.

Polk County and the I-4 CorridorCentral Florida ED Logo

The Central Florida Development Council (CFDC) is responsible for recruiting new businesses to Polk County and helping existing businesses expand. CFDC focuses on domestic and international business recruitment and expansion, business advocacy and global trade development in Central Florida's Polk County.

SelectFloridaSelectFlorida Logo

SelectFlorida is a partnership of businesses, government leaders and economic development partners working together to improve the Florida economy. Their mission to is attract, retain, and create higher-wage jobs for Floridians by working closely with FloridaCommerce to achieve this goal.

Winter HavenWinter Haven EDC Logo

The Winter Haven Economic Development Council sets goals, strategies and key economic development initiatives around economic growth, quality of life, workforce development, resilience, inclusivity and sustainability.