Combine Business with Pleasure: St. Pete is the Spring Break Destination for Site Selectors

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    COMBINE BUSINESS WITH PLEASURE

    St. Pete is the Spring Break Destination for Site Selectors

    As a seasoned site selector or business consultant, discover the unparalleled opportunities that await in St. Petersburg. Springtime in this coastal gem sets the stage for a harmonious blend of business and leisure. St. Petersburg emerges as a prime location with delightful weather, pristine beaches with waters perfect for boating, MLB spring training, the Firestone Grand Prix, and a vibrant atmosphere.

    Combine business objectives with the allure of spring break, where clear skies and refreshing breezes create the perfect environment for strategic decisions.

    Navigate a flourishing ecosystem encompassing financial services, technology companies, startups, and industry leaders. St. Pete stands tall as a dynamic hub for finance, tech, and innovation. As Florida's top-rated business climate within a genuinely hospitable, community-oriented, and inclusive environment, St. Pete's growth is propelled by a commerce-friendly atmosphere and an effortlessly cool quality of life, attracting a diverse and talented workforce.

    Explore diverse business districts, including the walkable downtown and the Gateway District housing major enterprises. The Innovation District is an anchor of Florida's High Tech Corridor, hosting one of the nation's largest concentrations of world-class research organizations.

    Curious about others' experiences? Dive into testimonials and discover firsthand insights into the thriving business landscape that St. Pete offers. Let their success stories guide you in choosing St. Petersburg as a strategic business location.

    START MAKING WAVES

    Join St. Pete's Innovative Companies


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    Mike Swesey at St. Pete EDC
    LET'S TALK

    Why Contact the EDC?

    When you visit, we can help you tour available space, meet with local leaders, get access to events in St. Pete, learn about incentives, and discover all the reasons St. Pete is great for business.

    Meet with Mike Swesey

    Schedule a short call and let's talk business so we know exactly what to help with when you visit.

    SCHEDULE A CALL & BOOST BUSINESS ➞
    UNLEASH BUSINESS BRILLIANCE

    Your Passport to a Productive Spring Break Experience!

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    Spring in St. Petersburg brings a plethora of exciting events that showcase the city's vibrant culture. From Spring Training's Gulf Coast Takeover to lively festivals celebrating art, music, and food to the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Pete featuring IndyCar drivers from around the world, there's always something happening in the area. 


    The Florida OrchestraJan 27

    Celebrate George Gershwin’s 125th birthday.

    ST. PETE AREA EVENTS

    MLK Day ParadeJan 15

    One of nation’s largest MLK Jr Day Parades!

    Power & Sailboat ShowJan 18-24

    The largest boat show on the Gulf Coast!

    The Florida OrchestraJan 27

    Celebrate George Gershwin’s 125th birthday.

    St. Pete Arts CelebrationFeb 8-24

    Explore the 2024 calendar.

    Synapse Innovation SummitFeb 28

    Join leaders and innovators alike at this tech & innovation event!

    Grand Prix of St. Pete           March 8-10

    Rev your engines and get ready for the race.

    TECH STARTUP WEEKEND         March 15-17

    Explore the world of start ups. Meet mentors, investors, co-founders. 

    VALSPAR CHAMPIONSHIP         March 18-24

    Watch top PGA Tour professionals compete in the most colorful golf tournament of the year.

    Tampa Bay Rays Opening DAY    March 28

    The Rays hit off their home opening series against the Blue Jays.

    ST. ANTHONY'S TRIATHLON         April 26-28

    Named "Race of the Year" by USA Triathlon.

    Dali & the ImpressionistsApril 28

    Check out the works of Monet, Renoir, Degas & more.

    SPRING TRAINING

    Gulf Coast TakeoverFeb - March

    Spring Training and Florida have gone hand in hand for over 100 years, with St. Petersburg playing a large role in supporting baseball teams around the nation.

    BRAVES

    The Atlanta Braves are playing at CoolToday Park in North Port, Florida. Get their schedule and tickets HERE.

    Phillies

    The Phillies are playing at BayCare Ballpark in Clearwater, Florida.
    Get their schedule and tickets HERE.

    PIRATES

    The Pittsburgh Pirates are playing at LECOM Park in Bradenton, Florida. Get their schedule and tickets HERE.

    ORIOLES

    The Orioles are playing at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, Florida. Get their schedule and tickets HERE.

    Yankees

    The Yankees are playing at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida. Get their schedule and tickets HERE.

    Red Sox

    If you don't mind a short drive, visit JetBlue Park in Fort Meyers, Florida to catch the Red Sox. Get their schedule and tickets HERE.

    TWINS

    The Minnesota Twins are playing at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers, Florida. Get their schedule and tickets HERE.

    Rays

    The Rays return to Charlotte Sports Park for their 2024 spring training season! Get their schedule and tickets HERE.


    ST. PETE IS PERFECT FOR YOU

    Smart Decisions Start Here

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    St. Petersburg's weather forecast? Sunny for business! Join the city where disruptive innovation and creativity converge. Find out why St. Petersburg is made for corporate relocation and success.

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    It's not just about the inclusive environment and a cool quality of life. It is so much more; see for yourself.

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    WE'RE #1


    Florida is consistently ranked one of the best states for business, both in terms of economics and workforce. The City of St. Pete has won numerous awards and accolades for community and business opportunities. We offer a lifestyle that is easy to love and hard to ignore.

    BEST PLACE TO LIVE ➞

    TALENTED WORKFORCE


    St. Pete boasts a talented and driven labor force, with average labor costs lower than national industry average for 16 of 22 occupational groups. Exceptional higher educational institutions and transplants keep the pipeline open.

    OUR WORKFORCE ➞

    BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES


    St. Petersburg is a highly favorable environment for both large and small business growth, with a business-friendly government and a thriving private sector. From entrepreneurs to major players, we foster success at all levels. What's not to love?

    LONG TERM SUCCESS ➞
    Mike Swesey at St. Pete EDC
    LET'S TALK

    Why Contact the EDC?

    When you visit, we can help you tour available space, meet with local leaders, get access to events in St. Pete, learn about incentives, and discover all the reasons St. Pete is great for business.

    Meet with Mike Swesey

    Schedule a short call and let's talk business so we know exactly what to help with when you visit.

    SCHEDULE A CALL & BOOST BUSINESS ➞

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    Mike Swesey at St. Pete EDC
    LET'S TALK

    Why Contact the EDC?

    When you visit, we can help you tour available space, meet with local leaders, get access to events in St. Pete, learn about incentives, and discover all the reasons St. Pete is great for business.

    Meet with Mike Swesey

    Schedule a short call and let's talk business so we know exactly what to help with when you visit.

    SCHEDULE A CALL & BOOST BUSINESS ➞