Civic & Economic Development

We are committed to moving our region toward an innovation-based economy.

The Bay Sarasota

This cross-sector collaboration supports creating a long-term master plan for one of the most promising properties in all of Florida: The Bay.

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Civility is the foundation of community. That’s why Gulf Coast has reimagined and reintroduced this regional initiative to increase civic participation, civil discourse, and social capital. 

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Past Experience: Better Together

Our community education series brings innovators and thought leaders to the Gulf Coast to discuss emerging issues and pitch big ideas for transforming our region.

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Former Success: Bright Ideas on the Gulf Coast

BIG connects idea generators, business experts, and support resources in brand-new ways to nurture entrepreneurs on the Gulf Coast.

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