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Nestled between beautiful sandy beaches, luxurious golf courses, and amazing attractions,

is Tampa’s Ybor City historic district, one of only two national historic landmark districts in Florida. What started in 1886 with a cigar factory, Florida’s first industrial town, is now called home to Ashley Global Retail, a marketing, sales, and e-commerce company featuring stylish furniture and accessories, many manufactured by Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc.

The multi-story corporate space won the Best Repurpose Project Award by the NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association. The 76,000 square foot facility, which officially opened in 2016, features two movie theaters, a cafeteria, game room, and balconies from which employees can work while taking in the Florida sunshine.

The Ybor corporate office is within walking distance to dozens of restaurants, shops, bars, offices and museums and the Ybor street car provides transportation from Ybor to Channelside where you will find even more restaurants, museums, the hockey arena, the convention center, Riverwalk, and The Florida Aquarium. With a variety of high-rise living spaces and more in the works, Channelside merges the best of urban living with an easy 5-minute commute.

“With a new state-of-the-art facility, our talented associates are enthusiastic to deliver a strong brand and retail excellence to our customers around the globe.”Todd Wanek, President and CEO of Ashley Furniture Industries

What the Tampa Bay Area has to offer

Ranked among the top 20 "Most Liveable Cities in America!"

Woman and dog standing on the sandy shore of Clearwater Beach looking into the gulf.
Photo courtesy of the City of Clearwater

Great Weather

Subtropical paradise year round! The Tampa Bay area averages 240 sunny days a year with winter lows rarely dipping below 50 degrees Fahrenheit and summer highs around 90 degrees. The weather is almost always perfect for the beach, boating, or a round of golf.

What about hurricanes?

The area has not had a direct hit from a major hurricane since 1921.

People riding Cheetah Hunt at Busch Gardens, Tampa Bay.
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Theme Parks

Tampa is home to two grade A theme parks including Busch Gardens, Tampa Bay and Adventure Island. As a Florida resident you can pay for a day and come back all year!

You're also just about an hour away from Orlando, the theme park capital of the world where you can spend the day or the weekend at other amazing parks such as SeaWorld,The Magic Kingdom, Disney's Animal Kingdom, Epcot Center,Disney's Hollywood Studios, Universal Studios, Universal's Islands of Adventure, Lego Land, and other fine attractions!

People in the grand stands at the annual St. Petersburg Grand Prix.
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Professional Sports

Many professional and college teams call the Tampa Bay Area home, including Professional Football's Buccaneers, College Football's USF Bulls, Major League Baseball's Rays, National Hockey League's Lightning, and North American Soccer League's Rowdies.

In addition we are the spring training location for Major League Baseball teams such as the Blue Jays, Yankees, Pirates, and Phillies.

Additional sporting events include the St. Petersburg Grand Prix, PGA Tour, Clearwater SuperBoat Races, Tampa Bay Downs horse racing, and Derby Lane greyhound track.

People riding segways in downtown St. Petersburg, FL
Employees, friends, and family riding segways in downtown St. Petersburg, FL.

The Great Outdoors

  • 2 of the Top 10 Beaches in the USA: Clearwater Beach and St. Pete Beach.
  • 12+ state parks and historic sites
  • Boating / kayaking / canoeing
  • Walking / running / bicycling trails
  • Aviation
  • Golfing
  • Fresh & saltwater fishing.
  • Wildlife such as dolphins, manatees, deer, alligators, birds, and fish.
Some of the amazing food available in the Tampa Bay area.
Photo courtesy of the city of Clearwater


When it comes to food, Tampa Bay has some of the best for everyone's appetite.

Our restaurants have been featured on the Food Network's "Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives" and Travel Channel’s "Food Paradise".

If you like to try different things attend one of our many annual food festivals such as Frenchy’s Stone Crab Festival, Chili Cookoffs, Seafood Festivals, Taste of Pinellas, Fiesta Italiana, the Festival of Chocolate, Ribfest, BBQ fest, and more!

Thousands attend the 2015 Ashley for the Arts free Pops in the Park concert in St. Petersburg, FL.
Photo courtesy of Kristen Klier


Like to do stuff? You won't get bored in Tampa because there is almost always an event going on – and many of them are free to attend.

  • Ashley For the Arts "Pops in the Park" concert
  • Gasparilla Pirate Invasion – a month long celebration featuring parades, music, and more.
  • Clearwater Beach Sunsets Daily Festival
  • Florida State Fair (During which kids get a day off school to attend)
  • Renaissance Festival
The main hall at the Tampa Straz center for the Performing Arts
Photo courtesy of the Straz Center

Theater, Music, & Comedy

Enjoy hundreds of Broadway musicals, concerts, plays, or comedies at one of our many entertainment venues including:

The Dali museum in downtown St. Petersburg, FL
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Spend a day at one of the dozens of museums Tampa Bay has to offer such as the:

  • Tampa History Museum
  • Dali Museum
  • Museum of Science and Industry
  • Tampa Museum of Art
  • Armed Forces History Museum
  • Florida Holocaust Museum
  • African American Museum
Two Ashley Furniture employees working on the balcony of the Ybor City, Tampa, FL corporate office.
Working on the outside balcony of AGR headquarters.

Careers at Ashley

You can do all of this and more while living in the Tampa Bay area! A career with Ashley Furniture can help make that happen.


Careers at Ashley Furniture