Tampa Quick Guide
The city of Tampa is located on Florida's west coast, on the Gulf of Mexico. The city enjoys a temperate climate, and has some of the best beaches in the country.
Back in the late 1800s, Tampa's economy was buoyed by cigar manufacturing - a trade with humble beginnings in a small business that was first started by Don Vicente Martinez Ybor who came to Tampa's Ybor City by way of his native Spain, Cuba and later, Key West, to open his cigar factory.
Today, the backbone of Tampa's economy is tourism. Other industries and services that drive the area's economy include biomedical manufacturing, brewing, citrus canning, electrical equipment, finance, government, paint production, phosphate mining, and transportation.
Tampa's City Hall is located at 306 E. Kennedy St. Many city departments and services operate from other facilities as well, so residents may want to contact the Service and Information Desk by calling (813) 274-8211.
Getting Around or Getting Away
Map driving directions from Tampa to a number of popular destinations including Clearwater and St. Petersburg.
Making Tampa Your Home
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