A program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation


On March 12, 2018, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes, in collaboration with USAA and the Greater Tampa and South Tampa Chambers of Commerce, announced Tampa as the nation’s newest Military Spouse Economic Empowerment Zone (MSEEZ). A collaborative effort among the local business, civic, and military communities to address the economic impact of military spouse unemployment and underemployment on 21st-century military families, MSEEZ establish geographically-focused employment networks to connect military spouses to local career opportunities.

The launch of the Tampa MSEEZ comes on the heels of the designation of both the Greater Tampa and South Tampa Chambers as three-star Chambers of Valor. The three-star Chamber of Valor award is Hiring Our Heroes’ highest honor for local and state chambers; it recognizes their demonstrated leadership in connecting companies with talented veteran and military spouse candidates.

Target Goals for Tampa

  • Hire
  • Train
  • Advocate


Coming soon!

Local Employment Resources

MSEEZ Playbook

The MSEEZ Playbook is an overview of how the Military Spouse Economic Empowerment Zones work and the best practices involved.

You'll understand why MSEEZ are important and you can download a worksheet to guide you through the process.

Get Involved

Thank you for your interest in becoming involved in your local Military Spouse Economic Empowerment Zone. Collectively, we will work to break down the barriers to identifying meaningful career opportunities for military families.

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A Program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation