WalletHub ranked 116 cities nationwide, and Tampa came in No. 38 with St. Petersburg No. 39. These cities were the top 2 in Florida for the "work ethic" rating based on average work week hours, employment rate, unused vacation time and commute times.
So, why aren't we getting ahead? Bad decisions by professional politicians on the Hillsborough County Commission waste hundreds of millions of tax dollars and have caused increasingly horrific traffic congestion in some of our most beautiful, otherwise, neighborhoods. The failed policies lead to a loss of productivity. After more than 20 transit / traffic / economic development studies in 20 years, without any improvement, you would think our county commissioners would have done something to fix our traffic congestion problems. Wouldn't you?
Paid By Chris Paradies, Republican, for Hillsborough County Commission District 2