How do new jobs happen for Tampa?
Twin tidings of good jobs is the subject of a Tribune opinion today.
I know they don’t want to hear it, but The Tribune would be doing an important service to taxpayers if they would carefully document and report how these new local jobs actually came about.
Credit for the 500 jobs with Time Warner and the 400 jobs with Adventist Health System will all be claimed by the president of the United States; the governor of Florida; the chair of the Hillsborough County BOCC; the mayor of Tampa, as well as the Tampa-Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation and the various chambers of commerce.
If everyone does not clearly understand the actual process of how new jobs were successfully created in the area, we will have little hope that that process can or will be replicated.
For the vast majority of Tampa Tribune readers, job creation isn’t about getting reelected, it is about getting reemployed.
<IMHO> Fred Jacobsen