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Enterprise Zone Development Agency Board
This Board implements a strategic economic development plan for the Enterprise Zone.  The State approved University Area Enterprise Zone now includes Palm River, Gibsonton, Riverview, and the 56th Street area between Hillsborough Avenue and the Hillsborough River.

The membership of this Board shall be appointed by the BOCC and shall be comprised of no fewer than 8 members and no more than 13 members.  

  • Local Chamber of Commerce representative
  • Local Code Enforcement Agency representative
  • Local Law Enforcement Agency representative
  • Tampa Bay Workforce Alliance, Inc. representative
  • USF representative
  • Local financial or insurance entity representative
  • Local business representative, preferably operating within the Zone
  • Local resident, preferably residing within the Zone
  • Non-profit community-based organization operating within the Zone

Members shall serve a four year term; staggered initially.

Hillsborough County Ordinance 02-17, Florida Statutes, Title XIX, Chapter 290.0056.  BOCC approved changes to the Enterprise Zone area during the 12/18/13 BOCC mtg.

Every other month; at least annually
University Area Community Recreation Center
14013 N. 22nd Street
Tampa, FL 33613

Member Position Dates of Service
Mr. Leerone Benjamin  Local Business Operating within the Zone  11/05/2003-   9/30/2017*
Mr. Bradley Bridges  Local Resident   9/18/2013-
Major J. R. Burton
Local Law Enforcement Agency HCSO
Mr. Michael Carter Local Resident within the Zone   9/17/2014-   9/30/2018
Mr. Kenneth Christie Non-profit community-based organization operating within the Zone    2/16/2008-
Ms. Maryanne Harkey    Local Workforce Board Representative  12/05/2012- 
Mr. Kenneth Kessler Local Business Representative 12/03/2014-
Mr. William Mattull  Local Resident Residing within the Zone   5/15/2013-   9/30/2017   
Mr. Manny Rivero Univeristy of South Florida Representative   8/27/2002-
Ms. Suketa Shah  Local Business Representative   2/04/2015-
Mr. Kevin Thomas Local Financial or Insurance Entity Representative    2/04/2015-
Mr. Christian Williams  Local Business Rep not within the Zone   9/17/2014-
  Local Code Enforcement Agency Rep   

* Reappointed

Contact Information
Lynn Schultz
Entrepreneur Collaborative Center
HC Economic Development
2101 E. Palm Avenue
Tampa, FL 33605

P: 813-+277-1394
E: Email