Tampa Bay Business Journal - June 29, 2012

TAMPA - In this week's Tampa Bay Business Journal report, editor Alexis Muellner discusses HART's new MetroRapid North-South project, Moffitt Cancer Center's M2Gen expansion plans, and the preparation venues are making to host RNC parties.

Work on HART's $25.3 million MetroRapid North-South project begins in July. It is schedule to open to riders by next spring.

The project hopes to boost visibility for retailers along the route and help attract younger workers in knowledge-based industries and creative fields.

M2Gen is preparing to expand outside the Tampa Bay region. The for-profit subsidiary of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute develops innovative bioscience techniques.

The hope is to expand the business across the United States.

Venues hosting Republican National Convention parties are preparing for August events. The venues are now forming partnerships with outside service providers to improve the experience for guests and to make more money.

For more information on these stories, click on the video player on the left to watch this week's report.

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