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Accolades

We shineHere's why:

  • One of the Best Cities for Young Professionals (Forbes, 2017)
  • One of the Best Places to Live (Coastal Living, 2017)
  • One of America's Hottest Cities to Live and Visit (The Huffington Post, 2016)
  • One of the Best Summer Travel Destinations (Travel + Leisure, 2016)
  • One of the Best U.S. Cities to Spend a Weekend (The Thrillist, 2016)
  • One of the Best Run Cities in America (WalletHub, 2016)
  • One of the Best Street Art Cities in the World (The Huffington Post, 2016)
  • #1 City in Florida for Fiscal Health (The Fiscal Times, 2017)
  • #1 Best City for Millennial Job Seekers (NerdWallet, 2015)
  • #1 Fittest Metro in Florida and #27 in the United States (US News & World Report, 2015)
  • #1 Town in America for Craft Lovers (American Craft Week, 2015)
  • #2 Best Stadium Experience: Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (Stadium Journey, 2017)
  • #2 Most Beautiful City in the USA (The Culture Trip, 2015)
  • #4 Most Affordable Metro for Startups (LawnStarter, 2016)
  • #4 in U.S. Cities Leading the Way in Walkable New Construction (Redfin, 2016)
  • #7 Best Place to Invest in Housing (Forbes, 2017)
  • #8 on America's Fastest Growing Cities list (Forbes, 2017)
  • #15 in the nation for Small Businesses and #6 for annual revenue (Biz2Credit, 2016)
  • #33 Best-Performing Metro (Milken Institute, 2016)

Since late 2014, 20+ companies have relocated to St. Petersburg from New York City, California, Canada, Australia, and other cities around Florida in sectors such as IT, marketing, manufacturing, and marine science. These companies have brought over 2,000 employees with plans for expansions.

What our newest businesses say

It's vibrant, and it's going places. I think it's important what location your team and your company is associated with, because there's a certain identification that comes with it.

Hartmut Liebel, CEO of iQor

St. Pete should be recognized as a tech hub. There’s more tech and innovation here than people recognize and we’re proud to be one of the companies being highlighted.

Milind Bharvirkar, CEO of Priatek

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