Regional Business Plan

The Tampa Bay Partnership is dedicated to understanding the economic strengths and opportunities of our region.  Therefore, we are currently implementing a strategic Regional Business Plan, leading to increased job creation and greater economic diversification.

More than 250 community, business, workforce and education leaders are responsible for ensuring Tampa Bay makes the right investments, creates the right policies and builds the right infrastructure to support and grow the next generation of jobs, in turn generating sustainable, inclusive prosperity. 

Immense progress has already been made with both direct and indirect successes of the Regional Business Plan continuing to take place.  Among these are several million dollars worth of grants supporting target sector workforce training and funding entrepreneurs.

In addition, a regional effort to address the needs of information technology employers is in the works, and there are ongoing and unprecedented collaborations within regional higher education institutions. for programs 

Read the full Regional Business Plan: 

Full Report Full Version  or the Excutive Summary Executive Summary

Our Regional Clusters:

Applied Medicine & Human Performance

Business Financial & Data Services

High Tech Electronics & Instruments

Marine & Environmental Activities

Vist the data center to view all our Research Reports. 

A special thanks goes out to all of our supporters in this effort. In 2010, the Tampa Bay Partnership and the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council were awarded a $540,000 grant from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) for the research conducted for the Regional Business Plan by SRI International’s Center for Science, Technology and Economic Development.

For more information on the Regional Business Plan, contact:

John Schueler
Chief Operating Officer
(813) 872-2817
jschueler@tampabay.org