a better St. Pete.
What can we do for you?
The St. Petersburg Area EDC is committed to supporting the local business community by providing companies with the connections and resources that will help them grow.
- Business Retention & Expansion
- Workforce & Incentive Information
- Real Estate Selection: Community Connections
- Permitting Assistance
- Public Relations & Marketing
- Data Analytics
- Financial Services
- Specialized Manufacturing
- Marine and Life Sciences
- Creative Arts & Design
Data Analytics is a quickly emerging sector of businesses using and manipulating “big data” to optimize business processes. In 2017, the Data Analytics industry was responsible for more than half of the new jobs created, and is projected to increase 40% annually. Companies like Intrinio, Valpak, HSN, Rank Miner, and Kobie Marketing are leading the big data industry from their St. Petersburg headquarters and have positioned the city as a hub for innovation and technology.
Florida is one of the few states where residents can enjoy no income tax. The state has extremely favorable corporate tax polices.
Florida is consistently ranked one of the best states for businesses, both in terms of economics and workforce. The City of St. Pete has won numerous awards and accolades for community and business opportunities.
Florida is a right-to-work state with a rapidly growing workforce. Average labor costs in the St. Pete area are lower than national industry average for 16 of 22 occupational groups.
More than 2 million businesses are operating in the State of Florida. The St. Petersburg city government creates a highly favorable environment for both large and small business growth.