Civic & Economic Development

We are committed to building our region’s identity and reputation while moving the Gulf Coast toward an innovation economy.

Sarasota Bayfront Redevelopment

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

Learn More

Because It Matters

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. 

Learn More


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.

Learn More

Gulf Coast Community Indicators

Our “state of the community” website aggregates and monitors key indicators to tell us how we are doing and where we’re headed as a region.

Learn More

Gulf Coast Board Institute

High-level board governance training for new and veteran nonprofit board members in the Gulf Coast region.

Apply Now

Gulf Coast Leadership Institute

Leadership development for aspiring, emerging, and experienced leaders from across our region.

Learn More

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.

Learn More