Invest: Tampa Bay 2022 Launch Conference to showcase region’s robust economy

Invest: Tampa Bay 2022 Launch Conference to showcase region’s robust economy

2022-08-05T09:24:21-04:00July 22nd, 2022|Economy, Press Releases, Tampa Bay|

2 min read July 2022 — Tampa Bay has continued to be an epicenter of business activity for industries ranging from healthcare to banking. To highlight the opportunities in the regional economy, media platform Capital Analytics has published Invest: Tampa Bay 2022, the fourth edition of the annual business intelligence report. The near-term horizon and the region’s strategies for smart growth will be a main focus of the official Invest: Tampa Bay 2022 Launch Conference on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022 at the Bryan Glazer Family JCC.

During the launch of Invest: Tampa Bay 2022, an annual business report compiled by media platform Capital Analytics Associates, local industry and community leaders will come together to discuss the region’s business climate and how to leverage economic growth to enhance prosperity for all. City of Tampa Mayor Jane Castor will be the presenting keynote speaker for the event.

“We are ecstatic to celebrate the release of our fourth edition of Invest: Tampa Bay, and showcase the leaders making the region a national reference for economic growth and diversification,” Capital Analytics CEO Abby Melone said.  “Few companies deliver the in-depth business analysis we do for the markets we cover, including Tampa Bay. We are proud to present the unparalleled potential of the region in our annual report.”

Sign-in at the conference is set to begin at 2PM, with Melone presenting the opening remarks at 3PM, followed by an opening keynote speech from Mayor Castor and three robust panel discussions. At the conclusion of the presentations there will be a cocktail networking hour.  

The first panel, “Health is Wealth: How education and healthcare are driving innovation and investment across a growing Tampa Bay,” will include John Couris, president and CEO of Tampa General Hospital, Linda Mignone, EVP and Chief Marketing Officer of Ultimate Medical Academy and St. Petersburg College President Tonjua Williams as panelists.

The second panel, “Building the Bay: What smart growth looks like and how it will change Tampa Bay,” will dive into strategies that leaders in development are taking to help the region grow in a sustainable and equitable way. The discussion will be moderated by Dave Bevirt, executive vice president of corporate leasing and strategy at Strategic Property Partners. Katz Capital CEO Brian Katz, Joseph Girgenti, president of Wilson & Girgenti, Kristen Brand, Tampa managing partner at Hancock Askew & Co and Brian Yarborough, business unit leader of DPR Construction round out the list of panelists.

The final panel, “Financial Future: What the evolving wealth landscape means for Tampa’s investors and businesses,” will be presented by Michael Lundy, managing partner for Older, Lundy, Alvarez, Koch & Martino.  Moderating the panel will be TCM Bank’s President and CEO Damon Moorer with panelists including  Joel Stevens, senior managing director at Bernstein Private Wealth Management, Brooke Mirenda, president and CEO of Sunshine State Economic Development Corporation and John McDonald, senior managing director at Hyde Park Capital. 

Hundreds of high-level guests and officials from Tampa Bay are expected to attend the in-person conference. Click here to register. 

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About Capital Analytics & Invest: Tampa Bay 2022 

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.

The Invest: Tampa Bay 2022 report provides an in-depth look at what makes the region’s economy tick and the challenges that remain from the perspective of over 200 local leaders and elected officials. 

The steady supply of a well-educated workforce along with the strong, collaborative environment among academic communities, state and local government and private industry have bolstered Tampa Bay and made the region a popular landing point for businesses and residents alike. 

Invest: Tampa Bay looks at the region’s key industries, including healthcare, manufacturing, finance, logistics, technology, infrastructure and tourism, that drive the local economy. Tampa Bay has enjoyed continuous growth and economic expansion in recent years, despite the lingering challenges of the pandemic. Based on this solid foundation, the region is poised to emerge more robust in the years to come. 

For more information, contact: 
Max Crampton-Thomas
Regional Editor
305-523-9708 Ext: 233