The good news regarding jobs in Tampa just keeps rolling in as two separate organizations awarded both Tampa and Florida with high ranks in categories including innovation and the best cities in the U.S. to start a business.

Fast Company magazine awarded Florida the top honors yesterday as it ranked the Sunshine State as the number one state in America for innovation in their May 2013 issue with an article titled “A Sunny Outcome: Why Florida’s Startups Are Soaring High”.

The article describes Florida as a hotbed for new industries and startups, detailing its many community events regarding startup funding and a strong effort to spend money locally when it comes to innovation.

The state also ranks second in the nation for new business production and third for annual revenue per startup, according to a statement from the governor's office.

Financial website NerdWallet gave Tampa, Florida the number six spot in its list of best cities to start a small business using criteria including including access to funding, affordability and the quality of the job pool. You can read more about their rankings on NerdWallet's website.

Their rankings cite Tampa's 3 percent population growth and abundance of banks willing to lend to small businesses as reasons for the high ranking.  Last year, Tampa community banks made $80 million in commercial and industrial loans to small businesses looking to start up, create jobs in Tampa, and more.

We'll keep you updated as more good news arrives regarding jobs in Tampa.