Regional Competitiveness Report

The Regional Competitiveness Report takes a comprehensive look at Tampa Bay’s strengths and weaknesses
across a diverse set of indicators, and measures our performance against 19 benchmark communities
nationwide. Here, you’ll find the tools and resources you need to identify what we’re doing well, where we can
improve, and how we can move the needle on the competitiveness and prosperity of our region.

The Regional Competitiveness Report is produced by the Tampa Bay Partnership Foundation, in collaboration
with the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay and United Way Suncoast.

View 2019 Regional Competitiveness Report

The tables below provide an interactive visualization of the data from the report, for each of the five key Drivers, as well as the Outcomes. 

Economic Vitality

Economic Vitality measures the quantity and quality of jobs within a region, the relative incomes that its residents earn, the wealth they attain, and the economic opportunities seized by its entrepreneurs.



Innovation measures the extent to which a region and its institutions are generating new ideas, and the market’s reception to those ideas.



Infrastructure measures the quantity and quality of the investment a region makes in getting people here, getting them around, and keeping them safe while they’re on the move.



Talent measures who’s working today, and how well the region’s talent pipeline is being prepared for the jobs of tomorrow.


Civic Quality

Civic Quality measures the affordability of a region, the health and safety of its citizens, and the recreational opportunities that impact its quality of life.



Outcomes measure the growth of the regional economy as a whole and on a per person basis, the extent to which economic growth is being enjoyed by everyone, and the attractiveness of the region for its current and potential residents. Outcomes are shaped by our performance within the Drivers and indicate whether we’re making progress toward our goal of economic competitiveness and prosperity.