The University of South Florida will officially unveil a newduring a ribbon cutting ceremony on campus this week. USF is the first non-historically black college in Florida with this type of physical representation.
Innovative Foodservice Group in Tampa bought JES Restaurant Equipment Inc. in Greenwood, S.C. for an undisclosed price. Innovative — formerly known as BJ Beltram and a portfolio company of Trivest Partners — plans to pursue more add-on deals.
Purchasing Services Inc., a group purchasing organization in St. Petersburg, has shorted its name to PSIvet. The new name reflects added programs and services for the 5,000 independent veterinary practices that are members.
The economy in Tampa-St. Pete could contract by 16.8 percent by 2099 from direct climate-change impacts, Brookings said. The report takes into account coastal property damage and mortality, among other factors.
Tampa-St. Pete ranks No. 30 in the new Milkin Institute best-performing cities report. The metro area dropped 15 spots from a year ago. The report measures job and wage growth, as well as high tech GDP gains.