State of the Market - Westshore

over 6 MILLION SF

has been leased over the past two years

LABOR POOL & TALENT • Population of Millennials with college degrees grew nearly 41% in the past 12 years • Tampa Bay claims 20% of the state’s IT workforce TampaEDC.com • Millennials make up 24% of the overall Tampa population ESRI, 2017 • Tampa ranked in the Top 10 Best Performing City in the Southeast Best Cities, January 2018

BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT • Best Small Business Cities - Tampa-St. Petersburg - No. 19 Biz2Credit • #6 most cost-friendly U.S. Business location Tampa EDC • 1st and 3rd ranked cities for Millennials in Florida NerdWallet, 2015 • Pro-Business local and state government officials

AFFORDABILITY & HOUSING • Tampa has the lowest housing cost among Florida metros. TampaEDC.com • Favorable tax climate; no personal income tax • Tampa’s cost of living ranks below the national average by 5% as of year-end 2017. Tampa EDC Cost of Living Index 4Q17 | TampaEDC.com • The cost-of-living in Tampa Bay is half that of San Francisco or Manhattan Tampa Bay Technology Forum | tbtf.org

WORK/LIFE BALANCE • 361 Days of Sunshine each Year

• 35 miles of Beaches • Professional Sporting Events Including The Lightning, Rays, & Buccaneers • World class fishing/boating • Tampa is a top Beer City in America TampaEDC.com

Millennial Matter, TampaEDC.com

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