Traditionally, the Council has assisted local governments that have limited staff and/or planning expertise. The RPC is able to provide the technical assistance necessary to either fulfill state planning requirements or assist local governments in local planning efforts. In addition to the traditional areas of technical assistance provided by the Council, new services have been developed to serve local governments, agencies, and communities. These services include the Economic Analysis Program, fiscal impact analysis modeling, meeting facilitation, and related services. Communities or agencies that need an independent analysis or viewpoint of regional or community issues can turn to TBRPC for an independent approach to their research or planning needs.
Since 1988, TBRPC has been a leader in regional geographic information systems (GIS) in the State of Florida. As technology changes rapidly, it is important to keep within reasonable reach of current trends in such areas as mapping, data interchange, graphic output capability, and information distribution. TBRPC has developed custom GIS applications that assist in providing information for technical analyses.