The Regional Competitiveness Report is a data-based assessment of Tampa Bay’s strengths and weaknesses across a diverse set of indicators, measuring our performance against 19 benchmark communities nationwide.
Organizations use the data to define community challenges, prioritize activities and allocate the resources needed to address them, and measure the effectiveness of their work.
In 2016, the Partnership created a task force to research, develop and publish a Regional Competitiveness Report for Tampa Bay. Chuck Sykes, President and CEO of Sykes Enterprises, chaired the group and nearly 30 regional business leaders joined the effort. The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay and United Way Suncoast, two of the region’s cornerstone philanthropic organizations, served as collaborative partners, and a diverse group of nearly 100 public, private and nonprofit organizations provided input throughout the process. Collectively, these stakeholders developed a framework for regional prosperity that continues to shape our work today.