Business Resources

Starting Your Business in Ybor 

Ybor City is home to an eclectic mix of businesses that enjoy the relaxed and laid-back atmosphere that comes from working in an authentic and preserved historic district. For those interested in setting up shop in Ybor, several resources are available to help get you started.  

 Small Business LogoSmall Business Development Centers (SBDC) is Hillsborough County’s one-stop shop for business assistance. Learn more here 



Entrepreneur Collaborative Center (ECC) was established in 2014 to provide entrepreneurs in Hillsborough County with the tools, resources, and mentorship necessary to get started. The ECC is supported by more than 50 businesses and community partners and is the go-to collaborative space for several programs hosted throughout the year that aim to bring collaborators together. Visit the ECC Website for more information and updates on upcoming events. 


Corporate Relocation  

Florida is consistently ranked as one of the best states for business because we provide an efficient, affordable, and competitive operating environment with the resources needed to expand and thrive in a global economy. As the commercial and industrial heart of the state, Hillsborough County is a leading location for corporate site selection in North America.  

Tampa Bay Economic Development Council (EDC) was established in 2009 as a partnership between the public sector and private corporate investors. The Tampa Bay EDC is the lead designated economic development agency for Hillsborough County and the cities of Tampa, Plant City, Temple Terrace, and an official partner of Enterprise Florida, Inc.  

The Tampa Bay EDC works with corporate executives, site selection consultants, real estate professionals, and other influential decision-makers, we provide customized, confidential relocation and expansion services to domestic and international companies interested in growing their business in Hillsborough County. 



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