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Tampa officials apply for “TechHire” federal grant to aid University area

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As the economy in Tampa Bay continues to slowly grow, one area that persistently remained low on the socioeconomic level has been the area around the University of South Florida in North Tampa. There’s now a concentrated effort by local business officials to reverse that situation, culminating in the creation of the Tampa Innovation Alliance, a partnership between USF, Florida Hospital, Busch Gardens, University Mall, the Moffitt Cancer Center and 115 local businesses. On Wednesday, a group of local officials led…

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