Introducing Soaring City

Catalyzing business growth, tech, learning, and livability in Tampa's Uptown Innovation District

What We Do

From advocacy to collaborations and partnerships, Soaring City’s stewardship strengthens community aspirations that serve as our pillars, which are civic quality, economic vitality, infrastructure, innovation, and talent to create pathways of progress and opportunity.

Civic Quality

A multi-faceted approach to the planning of public spaces, services, and amenities that influence whether residents and business want to locate and stay in Tampa's Uptown Innovation District.

Economic Vitality

Economic vitality is achieved through various strategies, including investments in infrastructure, education, innovation, and other economic development initiatives.


Infrastructure is the backbone of a resilient and supportive community. Soaring City is working to position Tampa Bay as a leading region in the Metaverse economy.


Celebrating and supporting Uptown's innovation, research, and education ecosystem through collaboration, partnerships, and advancement.


Encouraging and supporting entrepreneurship through the Entrepreneur-in-Residence, accelerators, and other partnerships supporting business start-ups.


A 501(c)3 non-profit  focused on developing an innovation ecosystem that seeds prosperity throughout its community, starting with Tampa’s Uptown Innovation Quarter.

Get Involved

Soaring City offers opportunities for individuals to volunteer or donate and for community-minded organizations to collaborate on solutions for Uptown’s future. Sign up for Soaring City’s monthly email update for the latest news about the district.


Community-minded leaders meet monthly to discuss challenges faced by Uptown’s residence and collaborate on activities and solutions.

8th Annual Innovation Gathering

The 8th Annual Innovation Gathering: The Metaverse & You brought together more than 350 attendees to celebrate and learn about Uptown’s research and innovation ecosystem.

Press / News

The latest articles, press releases, and other media about Soaring City and Uptown.