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We shineHere's why:

  • One of 5 Great Cities for Millennial Homebuyers (Bankrate, 2018)
  • #1 Best Cities for Women to Start a Business in 2018 (, 2018)
  • Tampa-St. Pete Metro Ranks High for Corporate Relocations (Tampa Bay Business Journal, 2018)
  • Tampa Bay Ranks No. 15 for Best-Performing Large Cities (Tampa Bay Times, 2018)
  • 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)
  • #5 Top Boomtowns of 2017 (SmartAsset, 2018)
  • #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)
  • #17 OZRK Labs, Best Fintechs to Work For (American Banker, 2018)
  • #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

When it comes down to it, we're a St. Pete company. We've got 72 factories around the world. We've got about 50 million feet of manufacturing space. And I'll tell you: the offers we got to move to other locations? I'm really glad we didn't. We got courted but when it comes down to it, we're a St. Pete company. I think it's great for the community, good for the state of Florida and this is just stage one.

Mark Mondello, CEO of Jabil

I have never been happier or prouder to live or work in this city. Our city has blossomed in a way I have never seen during my time here, and it has become for us one of our most important recruiting tools.

John Forney, CEO of UPC

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