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. Through its Foundation, the Partnership conducts objective, data-focused research to identify those challenges and measure our progress toward shared community goals.
In January 2019, the Tampa Bay Partnership’s Regional Talent Working Group, in collaboration with research firm TIP Strategies, released a regional workforce initiative implementation plan: Tampa Bay Works. As its first step, the Partnership will identify two employer collaboratives (groups of businesses with a common workforce need) to pilot an employer-led, demand-driven workforce initiative in the Tampa Bay region.
This effort will provide a clear target for our educational institutions and workforce organizations, by identifying current and future demand for jobs, and the specific skills, certificates and/or degrees those jobs will require.
A Request for Information (RFI) has been issued to select the initial industry sector and/or talent cluster.
Tampa Bay Works