Progress happens when we innovate together.

St. Pete values innovation, and recognizes that space must be made to support the growth and creativity that fosters it. The city boasts a growing ecosystem of startups, tech companies, and leaders in innovation and advancement. The result is a hotbed of opportunities on an individual and large-scale level.

We have the right stuff.

Tech amenities like the Innovation District are supported by St. Pete’s strong emphasis on STEM education, advancements in technology, and providing the infrastructure and resources necessary to support industry leaders like Jabil. In the Innovation District alone, leading research hospitals and marine science institutions set the tone for a forward-thinking community.

Building a network even stronger than the web.

St. Petersburg is the home to a highly integrated network of tech, business and innovation leaders working in a collaborative and supportive framework. Key players in this framework include startup incubators like TEC Garage, to small business consulting support services of Greenhouse, and its weekly One Million Cups  — a meeting for entrepreneurs to present their latest innovation to a crowd of fellow inventors, investors and business leaders.

Developing tomorrow’s tech workforce.

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. Talent managers appreciate the highly-trained base of data analytics professionals, programmers, and fintech employees, thanks to the long-term presence and investment in talent by large companies headquartered in St. Pete (such as HSN, Catalina and Raymond James) in addition to the the ever-increasing number of startups and companies new to the area.

Recognizing the value of advancement through research.

Located to the south of downtown, the St. Pete Innovation District forms the anchor to Florida’s Tech Corridor. 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. The Ocean Team innovates in the field of marine and environmental research. Beyond marine science, you will also find advancement in journalistic excellence at the world-renowned Poynter Institute. At USF St. Pete, 6000 students study 35 degree programs including Information Management Systems, Global Business and Entrepreneurship in addition to graduate programs.