Growing Smarter: St. Pete‘s 2019 State of the Economy Address

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St. Petersburg’s 2019 State of the Economy address took place Wednesday, January 15th at the James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art. The presentation illustrated a vibrant city with growth among indicators like wages, job numbers, and construction value. Grow Smarter was proud to have a special role this year, helping to highlight the city’s growing successes, as well as …

Grow Smarter is hiring an intern!

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        Grow Smarter Social Media and Marketing Intern 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, Culture and Community, Housing, Targeted Job Creation and Entrepreneurial Growth. More information about Grow Smarter can be found at …

2019 Summit Recap

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Advance Conversations | Build Connections | Spark Action The third annual Grow Smarter Summit brought together over 200 members of the community to connect and engage in conversations around the idea of an equitable St. Pete. The importance and relevancy of the Grow Smarter initiative was presented with openings remarks from Randy Russell of the Foundation for a Health St. …

For St. Pete Expo

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Housing Habitat for Humanity Habitat for Humanity helps low-income people and families achieve homeownership in partnership with the community of Pinellas County. Boley Centers Boley Centers is a not-for-profit that specializes in serving those with mental disabilities, homeless individuals, Veterans and disconnected youth. Tampa Bay Community Development Corporation This organization was established in 1982 with sights set on promoting homeownership …

12 Reasons to Attend the Grow Smarter Summit

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Grow Smarter’s Summit is a chance to promote equity, discuss what challenges are faced in the community of St. Pete and how we can work to overcome them. Need some reasons to attend? Well, we’ve got plenty… Need we say more? Register here for $10.

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 …