Even if you’ve owned a home for years, you should care about Tampa Bay’s apartment boom

A new study shows just how much Tampa Bay’s apartment boom has meant to the region’s economy — and the total impact goes beyond construction dollars and tax revenue.

In 2013, the most recent data available, apartment construction, operations and resident spending contributed $7.2 billion locally and supported more than 73,900 jobs in the Bay region, according to a study the National Multifamily Housing Council commissioned. The data is based on research by economist Stephen S. Fuller of George… …read more