Economic Analysis Program (EAP)2018-11-06T18:12:55+00:00

Economic Analysis Program (EAP)

Staff Contact:

Randy DeShazo
Director of Research

(727) 570-5151 x31

Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council’s Economic Analysis Program (EAP) helps communities and organizations predict how policy decisions or economic events affect the regional and state economy using state of the art economic impact software.

The Program has completed about 400 studies between 1999 and 2018. Topics have included identifying the economic impacts of potential new businesses, corporate relocations, transportation studies, studies on economic aspects of environmental issues, taxation, workforce development and many other public policy questions facing both the Tampa Bay Area and the State of Florida. TBRPC staff has extensive training and over 25 years experience in economic modeling.

The Economic Analysis Program employs a number of tools to provide the Tampa Bay community with high quality and low cost analysis. Our tools include IMPLAN® (a input input/output model), REMI PI+® (a highly sophisticated econometric model), the Economic Development Decision Support GIS, fiscal impact tools and other resources.

Since 1999, the Program’s clients have included local governments throughout the six county region (Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco and Pinellas Counties); other Florida counties and Regional Planning Councils, the State of Florida, Chambers of Commerce, service organizations, non-profit research and policy bodies such as Florida Tax Watch and various consulting firms.

Some recent high profile studies include: