Hillsborough County and the City of Tampa partnered with state agencies to secure the $9.3 million, 48,000 square-foot investment from industry-leader Quest Diagnostics.  The new, state-of-the-art facility will house key administrative and logistics functions for Quest’s US operations, which include about half of physicians and hospitals across the country.


“This new facility will […] strengthen our reputation as a center of commerce and innovation in health care,” said Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn.

And he’s right.

These local jobs were made possible by “a committed group of public partners at the state and local level,” noted Allen Brinkman, Chair of the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation and Chairman, President and CEO of SunTrust Bank Tampa Bay.  Quest’s investment is a big win for Hillsborough County and the City of Tampa, strengthening the community’s reputation as a life sciences hub.  “It showcases our dedication to creating an environment where businesses can — and do — succeed,” explains Brinkman.

There are many ways “local jobs happen.” Since 1995, small businesses have created over 65 percent of net new jobs while startups are driving innovation and redefining the 21st Century workplace. Meanwhile, many of Florida’s biggest job-creation grand slams are the result of close partnerships between local governments and local business leaders, working together to secure investments from top companies.

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