About Florida

A hub of innovation, business, and a welcoming community.

The State of Florida boasts a dynamic and emerging entrepreneurial ecosystem with favorable business tax structure, government policies and competitive costs. Florida consistently ranks among the best states for business, along with ranking as one of the world’s most extensive multi-modal transportation systems. A rapidly growing innovation hub, Florida ranks fourth in the nation for high-tech employment. Some of Florida’s top industries include Tourism, Life Sciences, Manufacturing, Agriculture and Information Technology.

Florida is the fifth-fastest growing state in the nation, with warm weather year round, world-class beaches and an unbeatable quality of life.

Why Florida

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Commercial Airports

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Deep-water Seaports

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Miles of Rail

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Billion Value of
Transported Goods

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Biotech Companies

FIBA is housed in the new Bryan Glazer Family Jewish Community Center in West Tampa. The historic building was retrofitted with the latest amenities including:

  • accommodations for small events and meetings
  • private offices and conference rooms
  • a fitness and aquatic center
  • an event center
  • an art center
  • on-site free parking

The companies participating in the FIBA Launch program are welcome to use our space while they are in Tampa. WiFi, printing, scanning, copying and A/V services are also available. As part of our program, participants receive free membership to the fitness and aquatic center for the duration of their stay in Tampa.

Why Tampa Bay

34 Million

Consumers within an 8-hour drive


Nonstop domestic and international flights via Tampa International Airport


Colleges, universities and technical schools

$13 Billion

In new projects underway that will transform the area


Best cities for women to start a business – Bussiness.org 2018


In the nation for net migration (that’s 149 people per day!)

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Our facility is located at the heart of Tampa, 20 minutes from the airport, 5 minutes from downtown and 5 minutes to a variety of restaurants, cafes and bars in trendy Hyde Park, Soho and the River Heights neighborhood.

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