Summit 2020: What to Expect

Summit 2020: What to Expect  1. COVID response  Like many organizations, we at Grow Smarter had very different plans for 2020 but COVID came to our city and flipped those … Read More

Sparking Action | Reach St. Pete

In a world that is anything but normal, the issues that everyday people are facing have been brought to the forefront of our local and national attention. Families who were already struggling … Read More

Are You Registered to Vote?

The Florida deadline to register for the 2020 Election is October 5 and that timeline is closing in quickly. Are you registered? Has your information changed or have you recently … Read More

The next phase of the BRT

It’s hard to believe that it has been over five months since COVID-19 hit our Burg community. Like many organizations in St. Pete, Grow Smarter was quick to pivot and respond to community needs. Over the last few months, we worked in partnership with … Read More

Gadgets for Good

Donate your unwanted electronics to support members of our local community who do not have access to technology! The Gadgets for Good curbside/no contact drop-off will take place on Saturday, August 15 … Read More

Grow Smarter is Hiring a Data Analyst

Job Summary Grow Smarter is an economic development strategy with a focus on equity ( The initiative aims to build an inclusive, multi-sector approach to create equitable economic growth in … Read More

90 Days of COVID Response

In April, Grow Smarter conducted a Community Needs Assessment with our steering committee and community partners. Based on that document, we designed a comprehensive response to COVId-19 to help build resilience and continued prosperity for … Read More

Sparking Action | SPC Foundation

Grow Smarter’s core goals include building connections between sectors, advancing conversations around equitable economic development, and sparking action in St. Pete. We aim to recognize whenever partners are doing amazing … Read More