Established from St. Pete’s Community & Economic Development Grow Smarter Strategy in 2016, the St. Petersburg Area Economic Development Corporation (EDC) promotes economic prosperity by marketing St. Pete as a world-class business and career location, generating and closing leads for new operations, and working with prospects and existing businesses to retain and create more high quality jobs.
St. Pete’s pro-business environment, favorable tax climate, strategic location and supportive local government allow businesses to thrive and make a global impact. If that's not enough to draw you to the area, the sun shines on us an average 361 days of the year. 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.
The St. Petersburg Area EDC is committed to supporting the local business community by providing them with the connections and resources that will help them grow.
- 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.