About Tampa Bay

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

The Tampa Bay Area boasts a dynamic and emerging entrepreneurial ecosystem. With one of the nation’s fastest-growing populations, —149 people move to Tampa every day — an active labor force of 1.97 million, and with a median age of 37, Tampa is quickly becoming a center for innovation.

Tampa Bay also provides nearly year-round sunshine, world-class beaches premier sports and arts venues.

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

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 143 people per day!)

FIBA is housed in the new Bryan Glazer Family JCC. 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.

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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.

If you reside in the Tampa Bay area, you can be a part of the FIBA Launch program, too! Discover opportunities to be a part of the growth of the Tampa Bay business community.