The amount of people relocating from larger metros to Tampa Bay in the last year has also brought new financial opportunities.

Tampa-based innovation hub Embarc Collective released its annual Southeast Capital Landscape Report, done in conjunction with Build In SE, a network of the region’s leading startup organizations. The 2021 version of the report brought a key finding: There’s been a 30% uptick in investment firm creation across the area, and the Tampa Bay region has seen a direct impact.

According to the report, 21 firms now exist in the region, up from 16 in 2020 and 15 firms in 2019, when the data began getting collected.