The Regional Competitiveness Report was created with the understanding that what gets measured is what gets done. For more than six years, it has served as a trusted resource by business, government, and nonprofit leaders throughout Tampa Bay.
Over 60 indicators are used to track Tampa Bay’s strengths and weaknesses and measure our performance against 19 benchmark communities nationwide.
Many organizations use the report to help define challenges, prioritize activities and allocate resources. With the same knowledge-base, we can work collaboratively for positive change in Tampa Bay.
Research is the starting place. Transformation occurs when we act upon what we have learned.
- Skills Training: Students take eight weeks of skills training the summer before their senior year of high school.
- Meaningful Internship: During their senior year, the students work 1,000 hours in a paid, year-long corporate internship.
- College and Career Coaching: Each student receives 60 hours of counseling on college and career pathways.
- Alumni Support: The program also offers ongoing support to help students achieve college and career success.