A Guide to Regional Stewardship Issues
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Florida 2030 offers a strategic blueprint for achieving Florida’s potential. It defines goals and strategies to guide private, public, and civic partners as they
work together to shape Florida’s economic future. As we prepare for continued changes ahead, we must strengthen coordination among Florida’s counties and 412 cities at a regional level to match the scale of the economy. We must also build partnerships between the private, public, and civic sectors—at statewide, regional, and local scales—so we can quickly identify, prepare for, and respond to economic opportunities in a changing world.
To reach our state’s full potential, Florida must incorporate regional stewardship efforts that:
- Strengthen regional partnerships focused on future competitiveness and prosperity for all residents.
- Facilitate regional and multi-jurisdictional planning that matches the scale at which the economy functions.
- Streamline coordination between layers of government to focus on responsiveness and strategic planning.
- Mentor and develop the next generation of leaders, with emphasis on including diverse perspectives and backgrounds.
For information on preparing Florida’s infrastructure for smart growth and development, download the Florida 2030 Key Targets & Strategies by visiting www.Florida2030.org
- West Florida
- North Central Florida
- Northeast Florida
- East Central Florida
- Central Florida
- Tampa Bay
- Southwest Florida
- Treasure Coast
- South Florida
Central Florida Super Region Has the 10th Largest Gross Regional Product in the Nation
Last week, all eyes were on Central Florida for all the wrong reasons. This week, we want to focus on the enormous growth and opportunities in that region.
Representing more than 7.1 million people in 15 counties, the Central Florida “Super Region” has an estimated economic impact of $300 billion and accounts for the 10th largest gross regional product in the United States. Contributing to the super region’s growth are the public, private and philanthropic leadership of the Central Florida Partnership, Tampa Bay Partnership, as well as the regional planning councils, EDCs, chambers and business community that recognized working together offered a competitive advantage when marketing regional assets and pursuing public policy priorities.
As the third largest state in the nation, Florida benefits from many regional partnerships statewide that have the power to streamline regulations and permitting, improve infrastructure, expand into new markets and bolster workforce training for local businesses – all in an effort to create more job opportunities and improve the quality of life for residents.
Does your region have the necessary resources to attract economic growth? What are your candidates and elected officials doing to make your community competitive?
The Florida Chamber Foundation will be hosting Florida 2030 town hall meetings in all 67 counties. If you are interested in hosting a meeting in your community or would like to participate in one that’s already been scheduled, contact Whitney Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org or 850-521-1237.