In 2017, six things on the upswing sure to elevate Tampa Bay’s economy, quality of life

What’s most striking about Tampa Bay’s momentum lately is the breadth both of economic and quality of life strides under way. Forbes this month published a list of the 25 fastest growing U.S. metro areas that, to use the magazine’s words, “provides a holistic picture of places on the upswing.” Upswing. That’s a pretty good description of Tampa Bay these…

Philanthropists Tom and Mary James unveil plans for new St. Petersburg museum

Looking for spectacular? Philanthropists Tom and Mary James are bringing it to downtown with a new museum that will make a commanding architectural statement and be filled with works from their vast art collection. Plans for the grand project came one step closer to reality Thursday when the Jameses revealed their vision and never-before-seen details to St. Petersburg’s City Council….