Invest: Tampa Bay 2020 Press Release

Invest: Tampa Bay 2020 Press Release

2022-07-13T05:30:09-04:00July 9th, 2020|Events, Insights, Press Releases, Tampa Bay|

By: Max Crampton Thomas


July 12th, 2020

Tampa Bay’s economic resilience in the face of unprecedented challenges to highlight the launch of the second edition of Invest: Tampa Bay 2020.

Tampa Bay, FL – In this time of uncertainty, it has never been more important to showcase the strength and overall resilience of the local community and economy. Throughout the 156-page analysis, Invest: Tampa Bay 2020 presents a detailed and well-researched showcase of the strengths and opportunities in regional Tampa Bay’s economy. Tampa Bay’s durable real estate market and prominent healthcare sector, along with the challenges in the face of adversity across other sectors, are just some of the focal points in this edition of Invest: Tampa Bay from Capital Analytics. The 2020 edition highlights the region of Tampa Bay, including both Hillsborough and Pinellas counties, as well as a special focus chapter on the City of Clearwater. 

Invest: Tampa Bay is an in-depth economic analysis that highlights business opportunities that exist for investors, entrepreneurs and innovators within the Tampa Bay region despite a harsh economic climate due to the pandemic. Some of the opportunities spotlighted throughout the publication include Tampa Bay’s healthcare market that has made significant strides to establish this region as one of the preeminent medical hubs in Florida. The region’s real estate market is also covered in great detail as new developments continue to rise from the ground despite major roadblocks caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a true testament to the thoughtful and strategic planning by the sector’s leaders. The publication also dives into the banking and finance sector, which has remained strong while also aiding the local business community through this unprecedented time. 

The official launch of the publication will take place on Thursday, August 20, at 11:30 AM via Zoom Webinar. This event will consist of a brief introduction by Capital Analytics’ CEO Abby Melone and will be followed by three robust panel discussions.

The panels will address the current economic climate as well as prevailing themes currently dominating the Tampa Bay region’s economy: finance and banking in the time of a pandemic, adaptation and transformation for the legal sector, and innovation within the business community stemming from the current crisis. Gregory Kadet of UBS Global Wealth Management U.S., Terry Igo of the Tampa Bay Trust Company, Scott Perry of AmeriLife Group and Travis Jennings of Finance Cape will participate in the panel, “Making the right financial choices amid economic uncertainty.” Rita Lowman of Pilot Bank will moderate. The second panel, “Adaptation for legal professionals in the wake of the pandemic,” will feature Marie Tomassi of Trenam Law, William Schifino of Gunster Law and Alan Higbee of Shutts and Bowen. The moderator will be Kevin Johnson of Johnson Jackson. The final panel, “Crisis breeds innovation: What this means for the business community,”  will consist of John Couris of Tampa General Hospital, Michael Schultz of AdventHealth, Santiago Corrada of Visit Tampa Bay and Douglas Wright of Holland and Knight. The moderator for this panel will be Christopher Bowen of RD Management. 

Hundreds of high-level guests and officials from Tampa Bay’s key industries and economic institutions will be tuning into the event via Zoom Webinar. We are inviting all attendees and those wanting to register for the event to participate in the following survey, the results of which will be presented at the Invest: Tampa Bay 2020 launch conference. 

“Never before has it been so essential to have accurate and comprehensive investor intelligence during these uncertain times,” said Abby Melone, president of Capital Analytics. “Capital Analytics is playing a pivotal role in ensuring a safe landing from this flash economic recession. Reports and events like ours enable the business community to take the right steps toward rebuilding. Following this event, we will be releasing our next South Florida titles, Invest: Miami and Invest: Palm Beach in early Q4 of 2020.”  


About Capital Analytics & Invest: Tampa Bay

Capital Analytics is an integrated media platform that produces in-depth business intelligence through its annual print and digital economic reviews, high-impact conferences and events and top-level interviews via its video platform, Invest: Insights.

Invest: Tampa Bay is an in-depth economic review of the key issues facing Tampa Bay’s economy, featuring the exclusive insights of prominent industry leaders. Invest: Tampa Bay is produced with two goals in mind: 1) to provide comprehensive investment knowledge on the Tampa Bay region to local, national and international investors, and 2) to promote Tampa Bay as a place to invest and do business.

The book conducts a deep dive into the top economic sectors in the county, including real estate, construction, utilities and infrastructure, transportation and aviation, banking and finance, legal, healthcare, education, and arts, culture and tourism. The publication is compiled from insights collected from more than 200 economic leaders, sector insiders, political leaders and heads of important institutions. It analyzes the leading challenges facing the market, and uncovers emerging opportunities for investors, entrepreneurs and innovators.

For more information, contact: 

Max Crampton-Thomas

Regional Editor

305-523-9708 Ext: 233