Welcome to ONE BAY!
The regional visioning process, now known as ONE BAY, drills deep on the issues that are most critical to the region’s future – not only the most urgent or pressing – but those issues that can only be most successfully addressed with a long-term view and commitment in mind.
There are three initiatives in the ONE BAY visioning effort - Livable Communities, Healthy Communities and Lifelong Learning. There is a clear emphasis on putting business and civic leadership and momentum behind the goals that need to be advanced for the region’s economic viability and overall quality of life to be enhanced.
May 10, 2011 -
The Tampa Bay region has registered to compete against 57 U.S. cities for the $1 million Talent Dividend Prize awarded by CEOs for Cities. The ONE BAY: Lifelong Learning initiative is working with all three major Tampa Bay metro areas (Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater; Bradenton-Sarasota-Venice; and Lakeland-Winter Haven MSAs) in the competition to increase educational attainment over the next few years. Learn More...
The quality of a region's education system is a critical factor in the site selection process for relocating and expanding companies; is a catalyst for research and commercialization; influences the skills of the region's workforce and quantity of available knowledge workers; and can contribute to increasing the income of the region's residents. ONE BAY will begin exploring how a long term vision can engage the community towards an improved educational systems for all its residents. Learn more...
Started in 2010, the ONE BAY: Healthy Communities initiative researched the overall health status of the region with the goal of one day achieving more positive health outcomes throughout our community.
The "How Healthy is Tampa Bay. Community Assessment Report" was just produced with over 60 indicators of health outcomes for the region. The next phase will be to engage the public in a highly visible process to answer the question - "How healthy do we want to be in 2050?" Learn more...
Started in 2007, the ONE BAY: Livable Communities initiative has drawn upon thousands of citizens to create a shared regional vision for where future population and employment growth shall go through responsible land use, mobility and environmental sustainability.
ONE BAY: Livable Communities proudly recognized Pasco County with it's inaugural ONE BAY award as part of the Future of Region Awards program last week...Congratulations Pasco County! Learn more...
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