Located on the Gulf of Mexico in west Florida, the Port of Tampa is North America's most active commercial seaport. According to the Tampa Port Authority, the Port’s economic impact is valued at $8 billion. Contractors work around the clock to improve and maintain city's roadways, bridges, docks and distribution warehouses. As a result, over 100,000 jobs have been added to support the development of the Tampa Bay-Saint Petersburg-Clearwater metropolitan area.
Access to the Port of Tampa allows both large corporations and small business to expand their markets overseas. From consumer products such as clothing and home goods to heavy machinery equipment, the port plays a major role in the import/export sector of the economy. Leading the pack for successful trade agreements is the capital equipment industry. "The United States is the world's third-largest supplier of capital equipment, exporting more than $160 billion in 2011," states the Port Authority on their website. High in demand, equipment like agricultural tractors, skid steers and industrial top the list in shipments to South America, Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean.
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