2021 E-Insights Report

Key Insights on Racial Equity and Inclusive Growth

Income inequality in the Tampa Bay region declined in 2019. The economic indicators reflect a declining racial gap over the years for all the MSAs including Tampa Bay. Also, the Tampa Bay MSA is performing relatively better on the indicators of Black-white labor force participation gap and Black-white educational attainment gap. However, the Tampa Bay region is still lagging in a couple of indicators, such as the Black-white unemployment rate gap and Black-white digital access gap.