Historically known as a tourist destination, St. Petersburg has much more to offer with nearly 16,000 businesses and opportunities for growth in major industry sectors: Marine and Life Sciences, Specialized Manufacturing, Financial Services, Data Analytics, and Creative Arts and Design. Notably, the city is home to the largest financial services sector in Florida as well as the largest marine research center in the Southeast.
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A relatively low cost of living, vibrant arts and culture scene, and revitalized waterfront location attract and retain a younger population in St. Petersburg. Additionally, a large, educated workforce and remarkable transportation network continue to help attract new businesses and professionals to the city.
Learn more about St. Petersburg from St. Petersburg – Inviting, Inspiring and Growing Brighter Every Day by Florida Trend magazine.
- One of America's Best Cities for Young Professionals (Forbes, 2017)
- One of the Best Places to Live (Coastal Living 2017)
- One of the 5 Best Summer Travel Destinations (Travel + Leisure 2016)
- One of the Best U.S. Cities to Spend a Weekend (The Thrillist 2016)
- One of America's Hottest Cities to Live and Visit (Huffington Post 2016)
- #1 Best City for Millennial Job Seekers (NerdWallet 2015)
- #2 Most Beautiful City in the USA (The Culture Trip 2015)