As Florida’s fastest growing tech hub and the 8th fastest growing city in the United States (Forbes, 2017), St. Petersburg has become a center of opportunity, innovation and culture, boasting a growing ecosystem of startups, tech companies, and leaders in advancement.
Located to the south of downtown, the St. Pete Innovation District anchors Florida’s High Tech Corridor and is home to one of the largest concentrations of world-class research organizations in the country. Home to higher education, healthcare, business incubation, media institutions and marine science centers, there is a highly connected community focused on innovation in St. Pete.
Startups and established companies alike are choosing to move to the St. Pete — which is one of the top four high-tech employment centers in the nation — because of the ever-expanding, highly skilled workforce. The influx of data analytics professionals, programmers, and fintech employees combined with the city’s strong emphasis on STEM education and infrastructure advancements fosters an environment where tech businesses can grow and thrive.
Supportive community resources.
Meetups, Startup incubators like TEC Garage and co-working spaces from the Poynter Institute to Station House create a collaborative framework that sets the tone for a forward-thinking community. St. Pete’s Greenhouse, entrepreneurial center and small business consulting support services, provides startups a launchpad for high-growth.
Smart City connectivity.
In 2019, St. Pete joined the likes of Austin and Chattanooga, as one of U.S. Ignite's Smart Gigabit Cities, providing entrepreneurs and local businesses the very best tools to facilitate growth.