Dedicated to building
a better St. Pete.
The Greater St. Petersburg Area Economic Development Corporation promotes the St. Pete region as a world-class business and career location, helping companies relocate to and expand in the heart of Tampa Bay. The EDC is a private-public partnership that stemmed from St. Pete’s Grow Smarter strategy, developed by a coalition of nearly 100 community organizations to drive equitable economic prosperity by targeting key sectors primed for growth. Supported by more than 65 leading Investor organizations, the EDC helps businesses create and retain high quality jobs in the innovative, collaborative, and inclusive community of St. Petersburg. These companies create opportunities for the people of St. Pete and encourage others to relocate our area.
Looking to relocate?
We are here to help. St. Pete’s pro-business environment, favorable tax climate, strategic location, and supportive local government allow businesses to thrive and make a global impact.
The St. Petersburg EDC supports and assists businesses looking to move to the Sunshine City by facilitating partnerships and connections in the region and providing them with the information to ensure the selection of a quality site where they can reach their full potential.
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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
Focus Areas
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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.

Why St. Pete?
The sun shines a little more here.
save on taxes

Florida is one of the few states where residents can enjoy no income tax. The state has extremely favorable corporate tax polices.

we're #1

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.

Low Labor Costs

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.

business booms

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.