10 Tampa Bay business people to watch: vision in hard times

Apr 19, 2009

tampabayAt first glance, the Tampa Bay business community seems 100 percent focused on managing, if not just surviving, the ugliest recession in recent memory. Peel a few layers back, though, and new initiatives, ideas, collaborations and visions are going full bore in anticipation of more bullish times. In searching for just the right “10 People to Watch” this spring, what themes emerged? Super-regionalism. First collaborations. Upgrading management skills. Swapping solar for coal and electricity for gasoline. Embracing entrepreneurship. Just to name a few. Meet 10 high-energy people sure to make a difference for the better in 2009 and beyond. They’re laying the groundwork for some great leaps ahead.