May 9, 2021

Business Florida 2021 - The Regions

Tampa Bay

Citrus • Hernando • Hillsborough • Manatee • Pasco • Pinellas • Polk • Sarasota

| 10/30/2020


As the source of innovation for a wide range of industries, manufacturing has a long history in Tampa Bay. Today, more than 63,000 people are employed in this region’s manufacturing sector producing everything from building materials and fertilizers to flight simulators and luxury yachts … and many are growing.

• Flight simulator manufacturer CAE USA broke ground on its new state-of-the-art U.S. headquarters adjacent to Tampa International Airport in fall 2019. Slated for completion in 2022, the new 290,000-sq.-ft. facility will be home to more than 600 Tampa-based CAE USA employees with the capacity to add 150 more.

• Advanced Airfoil Components, a joint venture between Siemens USA and Chromalloy, which produces high strength blades and other parts for the Siemens gas turbines used in electric power generation plants, is hiring more than 40 manufacturing and engineering positions at its 210,000-sq.-ft. advanced manufacturing facility in Gibsonton.

• Zellwood-based Anuvia Plant Nutrients has entered into a long-term strategic relationship with The Mosaic Company to reopen a shuttered Plant City facility where it will manufacture fertilizers for the agriculture, turf and lawncare industries and hire 130+.

• Radiant Power, which makes aviation parts, has expanded its Manatee County factory, where it employs 135, from 40,000 square feet to 50,000 square feet.

• Hine Automation in St. Petersburg has nearly doubled its manufacturing space to 12,445 square feet, its fourth expansion since 2009. The company makes automation systems and robotic components for the semiconductor, solar and flat-panel display industries.


Life Sciences & Health Care

Home to 14% of Florida’s biotech companies and 22% of its pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing workforce, Tampa Bay is both a driving force in Florida’s fast-growing life sciences industry sector and a magnet for medical innovation. While familiar names like Amgen, Bausch & Lomb, Bristol Myers Squibb, Florida Blue, Johnson & Johnson, M2Gen and Quest Diagnostics continue to enjoy success in this region, locally grown firms are expanding their facilities and new companies are arriving:

• Amgen, a biotechnology company headquartered in Thousand Oaks, Calif., has expanded its Global Capability Center in Tampa’s Westshore business district, with the addition of 33,101 square feet of office space.

• Avalon Healthcare Solutions, a health care technology company focused on medical benefit management, is expanding its corporate office in Tampa with plans to add more than 40 jobs.

• Soule Medical, a maker of disposable foam, reusable gel and other items used by health care workers and hospitals, plans to expand in Lutz with the addition of a 106,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing plant and warehouse.

• Pharmaceutical device manufacturer Formulated Solutions is expanding in two ways: adding approximately 24,000-sq.-ft. of warehouse, office, manufacturing and parking at its Largo facility and 75 jobs to its 300-member workforce.

In downtown Tampa, University of South Florida’s CAMLS — Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation — provides state-of-the-art, hands-on learning opportunities for practicing physicians and medical students. Nearby, USF’s Morsani College of Medicine and Heart Institute moved into its new 13-story building in downtown Tampa in January 2020. The 395,000-sq.-ft. facility serves as a hub for approximately 1,800 students, faculty and staff to live, work and study along the vibrant downtown waterfront as a key anchor in Strategic Property Partners’ $3 billion Water Street Tampa development. In September 2020, Tampa General Hospital opened its new TGH Urgent Care Powered by Fast Track on the first floor of the Morsani College of Medicine.

Across the bay in Clearwater, the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine at Nova Southeastern University’s new Tampa Bay Regional Campus enrolled its first class in August 2019.

For the fifth year in a row, Tampa General Hospital has been named Tampa Bay’s “Best Hospital” by U.S. News & World Report. Also earning top rankings from U.S. News & World Report: Moffitt Cancer Center in three specialties — cancer care, gynecology and ear, nose & throat. In June 2020, Moffitt broke ground on a 10-story, $400-milllion surgical hospital near its main facility that will expand its patient capacity by 65% and allow for about a third more procedures over the next decade. Anticipated completion: 2023. In November 2020, Moffitt will welcome its new president and CEO, Dr. Patrick Hwu.

Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater and Sarasota Memorial Hospital tied as seventh best hospitals in Florida on U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals, 2020-21.” Other ranked hospitals in Tampa Bay include Mease Countryside Hospital in Safety Harbor at No. 28 and AdventHealth Tampa at No. 38.

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg is recognized as a “Best Children’s Hospital 2020-21.” TGH and USF Health Morsani College of Medicine announced they would be partnering with Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg to expand pediatric general surgery services at TGH’s Medical Center.

Hospitals across the region are expanding too:

• St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa, part of the BayCare System, sped up work on a $126-million expansion to handle the influx of COVID-19 patients.

• Sarasota Memorial Hospital will start construction later this year on a $65-million project to replace its aging behavioral health hospital. The new 82-bed, 95,000-sq.-ft. behavioral health pavilion is expected to be completed by October 2023.

• At St. Anthony’s Hospital a $152-million renovation is underway, adding 90 rooms and bringing the St. Petersburg hospital’s total bed count to 448.

KEY PLAYERS:: Amgen, Thousand Oaks, Calif.; Bristol Myers Squib, New York, N.Y.; Florida Blue, Jacksonville; Johnson & Johnson, New Brunswick, N.J.

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