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Economic and Workforce Development

The Trop Site RFP is available now until January 15, 2021 for review and submissions. Click here to view it.

The City of St. Petersburg has created the Fighting Chance Fund. This emergency grant will be available to St. Pete residents who own and independently operate small businesses which have been negatively impacted by COVID-19 orders. The fund is expected to provide critical support to about 1,000 restaurant, bar, retail, and service-based businesses and their more than 3,000 eligible employees.

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St. Petersburg "The Sunshine City"

The Economic and Workforce Development Department fosters growth and development in St. Petersburg by working with its partners to provide services to help existing businesses grow and succeed and welcome new businesses to our community.  

St. Petersburg combines the amenities and variety that any top tier city offers, while providing a small-town neighborhood feel in an affordable setting. St. Petersburg continues to develop as one of the brightest spots in the Southeast, not only as a business location, but as a home for a talented workforce.

State of the Economy

Click the image to view presentation focused on economic drivers, competitiveness and prosperity indicators, as well as key development indicators for the next four years. 


Development Report

Click the image to view the 2019 Shines Development Report highlighting statistics, completed, current, and future projects, and plan advancements.



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