THE TAMPA BAY PARTNERSHIP is a privately-funded, CEO-driven regional advocacy organization committed to creating a unified, competitive and prosperous Tampa Bay. Formally incorporated in 1994 and reestablished in 2016 with a new mission and leadership structure, the Partnership offers a unique peer-to-peer environment where the region’s top business leaders champion regional solutions to the toughest economic challenges facing Tampa Bay today. It was the Partnership’s 2018 Regional Competitiveness Report that identified the initial challenges and led to the formation of a Regional Talent Working Group to better understand the issues and to develop an actionable plan.
JPMORGAN CHASE & CO. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.6 trillion and operations worldwide. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small businesses, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, and asset management. JPMorgan Chase has more than 5,000 employees working in the Tampa Bay area across all its businesses and has invested more than $2 million in local workforce initiatives over the last several years—including $300,000 in the Tampa Bay Partnership to address regional workforce challenges.
THE U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE FOUNDATION is dedicated to strengthening America’s long-term competitiveness. They educate the public on the conditions necessary for business and communities to thrive, how business positively impacts communities, and emerging issues and creative solutions that will shape the future. Its Center for Education and Workforce is the place for business leaders to tackle the most pressing education and workforce issues facing our country. The Center mobilizes the business community to be more engaged partners, challenge the status quo, and move education and workforce initiatives forward to fuel economic success. The Chamber’s Talent Pipeline Management® (TPM) model has been adopted by Tampa Bay Works and other successful talent development initiatives across the country.
CAREEREDGE FUNDERS COLLABORATIVE is a national-award-winning workforce and employer-led innovative initiative changing the traditional model for workforce investment in Florida. CareerEdge partners directly with employers in fast-growing sectors in the regional economy, to help them fill skills gaps and meet their employment needs, while at the same time assisting individuals in entering the workforce and moving up career ladders. CareerEdge, who served as an advisor to Tampa Bay Works, is a cutting-edge initiative and is transforming the way stakeholders and policy makers in the region and around the state look at career training.