Featured on tampabay.com: Here’s why Waze and other Israeli tech companies are keen on Tampa Bay

June 14, 2018
Hannah Denham
Times Staff Writer

TAMPA — Most people think of Waze as a GPS navigation system.

But the Tel Aviv-based tech firm, now owned by Google parent Alphabet Inc., is trying to be much more — such as when it partnered with the city of Tampa and the state a few years ago for its Connected Citizens Program, a two-way data exchange for government officials to implement transportation and mobility policies based on traffic data.

Tampa Bay — with its growing infrastructure and startup needs — is an ideal place for Waze to find new, creative partnerships for using its technology, company executives said.

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