Introducing the Grow Smarter St. Pete Toolkit

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When recruiting new business or talent from outside the city, St. Petersburg has a lot to be proud of. From arts, culture, and entertainment, to beautiful beaches and warm weather all year round– our city has something to offer for everyone. The Grow Smarter Awareness Building Workgroup wanted to make the job of promoting St. Petersburg even easier for business …

“Growth Smarter”: Florida In-Migration to St. Petersburg

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Over the past decade St. Petersburg has maintained steady population growth on par with the United States average, increasing at an average of 0.6% annually. However, some components of this population change are quite different than that of the United States. The first difference in St. Petersburg versus the national average is the rate of natural increase (RNI)[1], which provides …

2018 Grow Smarter Summit Recap

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Grow Smarter’s second annual Summit in early December brought over 200 community members together to discuss the future of St. Pete.  If you missed the event or want a refresher, read on! You can also click here to download the powerpoint presentation from the Summit. Opening remarks from 2018 Grow Smarter Steering Committee Chair Ryan Griffin and presenting sponsor Bank …

Grow Smarter Summit December 7th, 2018

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The Grow Smarter Summit will be held December 7th at Pinellas Technical College and you can register by clicking here. We will engage in a discussion about the future of our city with the theme of “The Future of St. Pete is ____________.” There will also be an opportunity to learn about Collective Impact and about the strategic direction of …

Grow Smarter Survey

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What do you think about St. Pete? We want to know! Take the survey: www.growsmartersurvey.com. For a little history, in 2014 the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of St. Petersburg came together to create a comprehensive strategic plan for a unified economic development strategy. As part of the strategy a survey was conducted with participation from …

What’s Happening Now

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The St. Pete Chamber of Commerce has organized 6 committees to continue activating the Grow Smarter Initiative. District & Corridor Work Group Targeted Job Creation Work Group Awareness Building Work Group Entrepreneurial Growth Work Group Coordinated Education & Training Work Group Culture & Community Work Group These groups are meeting regularly. If you would like to participate please use the …

Grow Smarter Summit: December 8th

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Join us in attending the Grow Smarter Summit on December 8th. This event is open to the public and will gather some of the most civically-minded and participatory citizens in St. Petersburg toward one goal: growing smarter – together. The event introduces the Grow Smarter Strategy, spearheaded in 2014 by a partnership between the city and the Chamber of Commerce. …