Harland Henry is the founder and owner of SunBiz Showcase Alliance, LLC., an economic and community development advocacy company focused on the development of small enterprises based in Tampa, Florida. Harland has a history of working with and promoting the development and building of relationships for small businesses. Before relocating to Florida, he created a state-wide program in Connecticut to develop, sustain and grow small businesses under the banner of the Office of the Secretary of the State. Over a period of 10 years, he was involved in the growth of more than 7,000 small businesses, with many of them winning corporate, state and federal contracts.
A native of Antigua, Harland has been selected as an SBA Advocate of the Year and Connecticut Micro Business Advocate of the Year. He is a frequent guest speaker at the Tampa Bay Black Heritage Business Seminars, and has addressed the University of South Florida graduating business class. Harland also serves on the Hillsborough County’s Economic Development Innovative Initiative (EDI2) Advisory Council and is a member of TIE Tampa Bay.