Investor Meeting with Governor Rick Scott

The Tampa Bay Partnership is a privately funded, CEO-driven regional advocacy organization committed to creating a unified, competitive and prosperous Tampa Bay.

Formally incorporated in 1994, and reestablished in 2016 with a new mission and leadership structure, the Partnership offers a unique peer-to-peer environment where the region’s top business leaders champion regional solutions to the toughest economic challenges facing Tampa Bay today.

Together, we identify and prioritize the most pressing issues using fact-based, data-driven research and analysis, and advocate for results-oriented policy solutions at home, in Tallahassee and in Washington, D.C. We continuously measure our progress against these shared community goals to ensure our work delivers tangible results for the region.

While we’re funded exclusively by the private sector, we maintain strong working relationships with our elected officials, public partners, chambers of commerce and local economic development groups. We’re also actively aligned with the key non-profit foundations and leaders of the philanthropic community.

We believe that collaboration and a collective vision are critical to our success.

Our Mission

To create a unified, competitive and prosperous region.

Our Vision

The Tampa Bay Partnership galvanizes the region’s most visionary, influential and engaged business leaders, along with a diverse group of community stakeholders, to identify and address the critical economic issues impacting Tampa Bay. We serve as thought leaders and change agents, advancing our shared priorities through collaboration, education and collective advocacy. Together, our efforts deliver results that positively affect the strength and vitality of the region and those who live here, now and in the future.


A brief summary of the origin and evolution of the Tampa Bay Partnership.


Meet the professional staff supporting the work of the Tampa Bay Partnership.


Take a closer look at the region we call home.