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Economic Development

St. Petersburg - "The Sunshine City"

St. Petersburg is the 5th largest city in Florida, home to over 250,000 residents and part of a 2.9 million person MSA. St. Petersburg combines the amenities and variety that any large city has to offer, while providing a small-town neighborhood feel in an affordable setting. St. Petersburg has become one of the brightest spots in the Southeast, not only as a headquarters for new businesses, but as a home for a growing, talented workforce. The city also has a superb transportation, telecommunication, and utility infrastructure all designed to support business growth and workforce commutes.

Save the Date! The 2016 State of St. Petersburg Economy Presentation will take place December 5, 2016 at 3:00 to 5:00 pm, with a social to follow, at the USFSP Student Center.

Download a copy of our 2015 State of the Economy Presentation.

Building on the success of 2014, 2015 saw decade highs in total number of permits issued and construction value of new residential properties. To learn about current and upcoming development projects, download our 2015 Development Update.

Request for Qualifications: Brownfields Consulting Services

The City of St. Petersburg received seven statements of qualifications from firms or individuals in response to the Request for Qualifications published on September 26, 2016 for Brownfields Consulting Services. 

The Selection Committee will meet on Friday, October 21, 2016 in Conference Room 800, 8th Floor, Municipal Services Center, One 4th Street North, to shortlist not less than three of the most qualified responses.

The shortlisted respondents will be invited to appear for an interview by the Selection Committee with oral presentation and evaluation on Friday, October 28, 2016. After deliberation, the Selection Committee will rank the shortlisted respondents and the city will begin contract negotiations with the highest ranked teams.


(View more Data & Demographics)

City Population
256,681 (5th largest city in Florida)

Median City Age
42.1 years

Metro Area Population

Average Household Income 

Source: 2014 ACS 5-year estimates; 2015 BEBR  
Average Home Purchase Price

$200,000 (single family home)
$132,000 (condominium)


Source: Pinellas Realtor Organization; Pinellas County - Market Analysis March 2016

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