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We’re going to cover all the goings-on in the Tampa Bay area, and how Ready Stays is here for your month-to-month rental needs in Tampa.

Work on the Judy Genshaft Honors College, named after the former president of the University of South Florida, has broken ground. The building has, in large part, been funded by Genshaft and her husband, who donated $20 million to the project. The project is currently $5.2 million under budget, and fundraising efforts continued as it broke ground. This is positive news at a time when funding is tight for universities across the state, as well as the continued fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. The building will total over 80,000 square feet and will be home to computer labs, study areas, faculty offices and more, and is expected to be completed in the fall of 2022.



A Boston-based company has acquired FairWarning, the cybersecurity giant based in Clearwater. The company, which focuses on protecting electronic health records, was bought by Imprivata, a digital identity company. The amount was undisclosed. FairWarning continues to grow after a promise in 2019 that they would hire at least 50 new members of staff. The coronavirus pandemic has caused a new surge of interest in the company, as many healthcare-based companies have been forced to adopt new digital solutions. Acquisitions continue to grow in the Tampa area; software company ConnectWise acquired two security companies in November, including Tampa-based Perch Security.

Hillsborough-based Habitat for Humanity has shared its plans for the future, including building 30 new homes and providing home preservation services for 30 families. The nonprofit has also pledged that, for every two homes built in Hillsborough County, they will build one in either Haiti or the Dominican Republic. Their work is funded in part by proceeds made at their three ReStores, thrift stores that will continue to be operated in years to come.



Analysts in Florida expect that the state’s population will grow by at least 303,000 a year, and forecast a total population of 23.1 million people by April 2025. The report stated that “these increases are analogous to adding a city slightly larger than Orlando every year”. The report was written by a panel known as the Demographic Estimating Conference.

Twenty investors from the Sarasota area are injecting their money into the Florida tech scene. In the last four years, four companies have benefited from investments, including Tampa-based edtech firm Knack. Bridge Angel Investors have now set their sights outside of Florida, with executive director Wendi Chapman stating that although companies outside the Sunshine State aren’t the primary focus, “if they’re referred to by a member, our goal is to have folks set up shop and move to Florida.”



If you’re moving to Tampa Bay to work in a new position, or on one of the many construction projects, Ready Stays is here for all your short-term apartment needs. Stay in one of our beautifully decorated, modern apartments, and enjoy home away from home comfort. We offer everything you need for a supremely comfortable stay, including a bed, wardrobes and dressers, dining table and chairs, couches, mirrors and more, as well as WiFi, cable television, and all utilities.

You’re most welcome to stay with us until you find a permanent residence, or on a more long-term basis. Our gorgeous apartments are located throughout Tampa, so you’ll be perfectly positioned to get wherever you need to go.

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