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Economic Opportunity

Economic Dashboard

Tampa Economic Dashboard

The City of Tampa’s Economic Dashboard is a tool used by current and prospective residents, business owners, property owners, and developers in determining the general economic environment of the City of Tampa and the region.

Small Business Navigator

Small Business Navigator

The SBN Program will serve as a catalyst for the City of Tampa by leading the initiative in connecting small businesses with the resources that are needed to meet the challenges they may face during their business life cycle.

Community Benefits Advisory Council

Community Benefits Advisory Council

The CBA Program creates a process that considers the social and community impact of major development plans. The program requires developers to provide community benefits for projects that receive public funds.

Small Business Assistance Grants

Small Business Assistance Grants

The City of Tampa’s Housing and Community Development Division has partnered with the Economic Opportunity Department to open a universal request for applications (RFAs) for economic development initiatives for the fiscal year 2025

The Economic Opportunity Department is responsible for developing and managing the City of Tampa’s initiatives to promote a comprehensive and strategic approach to economic development. It serves as the liaison to the City’s supported cultural venues such as the Tampa History Center, the Florida Aquarium, the Straz Performing Arts Center, Tampa Museum of Art, the Glazer Children’s Museum, Zoo Tampa, and more.

Transforming Tampa’s Tomorrow Mayor’s Initiatives (T3)

Economic Opportunity Department regularly collaborates with a broad spectrum of internal city departments and external community partners to drive the Mayor’s Transforming Tampa’s Tomorrow initiatives for Affordable Housing, Infrastructure and Mobility, Workforce Development, and Sustainability & Resiliency. We regularly collaborate and coordinate with the Community Redevelopment Department revitalization initiatives in the designated CRA areas. The Economic Opportunity Department directs other revitalization efforts outside of the CRA area and collaborates with the City Planning Department on community planning efforts throughout the city.

 

Projects Underway

Rome Yard Rendering

Upcoming Projects (RFPs/RFQs)

  • Redevelopment of the Army/Navy Site (Collaboration with Downtown CRA)
  • Fresh Food Initiative

Recent Projects and Archives (RFPs/RFQs)

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