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The challenge: Tampa Bay, know thyself | Jan. 20

A great place to get things started

I read it with great interest Robert Trigaux's Sunday column. I remember when contemplating coming here 27 years ago what my family and friends would say to me — "Oh, it is so nice here"; "Great to raise a family"; "There are so many things to see and do."

The one phrase that kept coming up after these comments was "A great place to start," to start your life, your business, your education, and plant your roots here. There are opportunities here in the Tampa Bay area.

This is an area consisting of more than one city. This is an area as diverse as any city in the state and more.

My phrase for the Tampa Bay Area?

"It Starts Here!"

It starts here, grows here and lives here, and it goes from here to there! The Tampa Bay area!

Walter J. Garcia, Land O'Lakes

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