From Lauren Coffey at the Tampa Bay Business Journal on July 24, 2019:
Tampa has ranked as one of the top cities for technology jobs and businesses, according to a report. CBRE's annual tech talent report named Tampa the No. 1 small tech market in North America. A small tech market is considered any city with less than a 50,000-person labor pool in technology. The city of Tampa has a 49,120-person tech talent pool. Out of all the technology markets in North America, Tampa ranks No. 29. Orlando came in as the No. 1 the fastest-growing tech market on the continent. One of the biggest wins for Tampa is its affordability, according to the report. Annual rent in Tampa is $14,300 compared to an annual tech salary of $84,169, a solid 16.6 percent rent to salary ratio.