Cor­po­rate sup­port

Tampa Bay Times - - Opinion -

As a for­mer chair of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Com­merce, I was very pleased to see that the chamber voted to sup­port a new sta­dium for the Tampa Bay Rays in Ybor City.

As a re­tired tax part­ner of the Tampa Bay of­fice of a na­tional ac­count­ing firm, I know first­hand the busi­ness op­por­tu­ni­ties that open up from a new ball­park — tourism, de­vel­op­ment, hous­ing and new qual­ity jobs.

All these spin-offs ex­pand Tampa Bay’s lo­cal tax base for bet­ter schools fund­ing and in­fra­struc­ture in­vest­ments. I’m all for a new ball­park and ap­plaud the Greater Tampa Chamber for, once again, pro­vid­ing lead­er­ship on such an im­pact­ful en­deavor.

Jose E. Valiente, Tampa

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