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Financial & Professional Services

Nearly one in four business and information services firms in Florida call Tampa Bay home, including some of the top names in banking, finance, and insurance.
As the fastest growing industry segment in the Tampa Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), our financial and professional services businesses have year-over-year employment gains of 3.9 percent and an average workforce of 230,000. With business-friendly government and community support, low cost of living, and enviable quality of life, choosing Tampa Bay just adds up.

Industry Highlights

  • Fortune 500 firm Raymond James is headquartered in Pinellas County, as is Franklin Templeton.
  • Johnson & Johnson announced plans to open its North American shared service headquarters in Tampa in 2015, creating 500 new high wage jobs. The world’s largest health care company joins Bristol-Myers Squibb, which opened its North America Capability Center here in 2014.
  • DTCC originally selected Tampa as the site of a redundant operations center with 300 jobs a few years after September 11th impacted the New York financial markets. Now, a decade later, the site stands as a fully-integrated business operations unit with 650 staff and counting, who are conducting finance, legal, human resources, audit, marketing, and IT operations. Executives cited a knowledgeable workforce, educational resources, affordable cost of living, and support from local government as key factors in their decision to grow operations here.
  • Citi manages 32 international locations and is at the forefront of its cybersecurity and anti-money laundering (AML) functions from its Tampa campus. Citi employs more than 5,000 here and announced significant growth plans in 2016, thanks to the excellent talent it continues to find in Tampa Bay.
  • Headquartered in Pasco County since 1986, SouthEast Personnel Leasing provides human resource services, including personnel management, payroll, workers compensation claims, unemployment insurance claims and risk management for other companies. SouthEast Personnel’s revenues are large enough that if it were a publicly traded firm, it would earn a top 10 spot among all publicly traded firms in the Tampa Bay area.