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.

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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. 

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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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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.

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Gulf Coast Board Institute

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

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Gulf Coast Leadership Institute

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

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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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