Federal Economic Stimulus Funding
With stimulus dollars flowing from Washington, DC through federal organizations, grant programs and to the states, the Tampa Bay Partnership has been working with organizations throughout the region to keep a strong focus on securing real investments in our regional economy.
The Partnership defines this as placing priority on projects that will create immediate construction jobs today to build needed infrastructure as well as invest in the innovation, research and education centers that will create the jobs of the future.
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Identifying Project Opportunities
In Tampa Bay, we have calculated we need to create more than 50,000 new jobs to return us to a 5 percent unemployment rate, or what is considered a healthy economy.
To move toward this goal, we are advocating for real investments into our regional economy. The Tampa Bay Partnership defines this as placing priority on projects that will create immediate construction jobs today to build infrastructure as well as innovation, research and education centers of the future today. These investments will accomplish immediate results through construction jobs, but have with long-term impacts by creating our economic institutions of the future.
To date, we have identified several critical opportunities for investment which we are advocating for.