October Workgroup Recap

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October workgroup meetings were heavily dedicated to preparing for the Grow Smarter Summit which will take place on December 6 at the Center for Health Equity. There was discussion at each workgroup meeting about who should be a part of our annual event. The primary goal of this year’s Summit is to showcase the people and organizations who are working …

Growing Smarter into 2020

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With this year coming to an end, and the Grow Smarter Summit on the horizon, we must reflect the lessons learned through our unique collective impact journey. In tandem with the St. Petersburg Area of Chamber of Commerce, we’ve established that equity is a critical piece to the economic development equation—but how exactly do we fuse the two together? One …

Grow Smarter Summit 2019

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December 6, 2019 The Grow Smarter Annual Summit is an opportunity for us to engage with our community and to learn from each other. The Foundation for a Healthy St. Pete will host this gathering at their new Center for Health Equity so we can provide our audience with updates and hear about the topics that are most important to …

September Workgroup Recap

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Entrepreneurial Growth: Discussion of putting together a meeting of workgroup leaders (Coordinated Education and Training, Entrepreneurial Growth, and Targeted Job Creation) A Survey Based on Barry Foster’s Handout (see basecamp). A brief survey, likely administered by the City, to sample our underserved entrepreneurial community. It seeks to understand the following: organizational makeup, talent, capital, climate, and risk tolerance. Built in …

St. Petersburg Area Manufacturing Pt. 2

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As mentioned in our earlier series, manufacturing plays a key role in the St. Petersburg Area’s economy due to its high concentration and its higher wages. For perspective’s sake let’s first compare this industry to our top employer, healthcare and social assistance. Note, unlike Part 1, this section will compare numbers arriving strictly from the City of St. Petersburg’s geographical …

Intern with Grow Smarter

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Grow Smarter is an inclusive, multi-sector initiative to create equitable economic growth in St. Petersburg. The initiative works is areas including District and Corridor Development, Coordinated Education and Training, Awareness Building, Culture and Community, Housing, Targeted Job Creation and Entrepreneurial Growth. More information about Grow Smarter can be found at www.growsmarterstpete.com. Grow Smarter is seeking a Social Media and Marketing …

St. Petersburg Area Manufacturing Pt. 1

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Throughout the months of August and September, Grow Smarter’s Targeted Job Creation Workgroup has taken a deeper dive into the St. Petersburg Area’s specialized manufacturing with the intention of better understanding the makeup of this vital industry. Specifically, this workgroup seeks to explain the workforce that local manufacturers pull from in the past, present, and into the future. Where are …