Forbes: Tampa is the top emerging tech city in the U.S.

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    Forbes has dubbed Tampa as the top emerging technology city in the country, beating out longtime rivals including New York City, Miami and San Francisco.

    The organization released its findings Tuesday, pointing largely to Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik’s involvement in the local tech ecosystem. Water Street Tampa has had technology built into its DNA since day one. The 55-plus acre development in Tampa is spearheaded by Vinik’s Strategic Property Partners and Cascade Investment LLC, the investment fund of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates.