Hillsborough County has been a supporter of ROBOTICON since our first event at the University of Tampa in 2013. Economic Development Manager Ken Jones shared a bit more about why the county supports ROBOTICON.


We are excited to partner with ROBOTICON again this year and look forward to having this wonderful event in our Hillsborough community. Hillsborough County Economic Development works to improve our county’s business climate and make the county more attractive for job and wealth creation. The department focuses on a wide array of economic drivers, including offering employers a well-trained workforce, attracting high-wage jobs, and diversifying the county’s economic base while helping traditional industries like convention, tourism and sports.

Pipeline of Workers 

Hillsborough County assists local businesses to cultivate the next generation of leaders. Hillsborough County’s burgeoning high-tech sector, favorable business climate, and key location have shielded it from the persistent manufacturing decline across the U.S. Manufacturing is growing so fast in Hillsborough County that some companies fear there won’t be enough skilled workers to fill open positions. Hillsborough County aims to increase awareness of career opportunities in manufacturing; bolster job training and apprenticeships in and after high school; and coordinate among schools, manufacturers, and workforce development managers to match skilled workers with suitable jobs.

It is important events like these that help address the skills needed. Thank you for what you are doing to assist the community and improving the perception and increasing the awareness of these lucrative opportunities.


We’re grateful to Hillsborough County and all our amazing event partners for helping make ROBOTICON possible! If your company would like to be an event sponsor or partner,please visit our Sponsor page to see how you can get involved. Free public tickets can be secured on Eventbrite. Teams can register here.

For free public tickets, click here.