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

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

Million Dollar Mission

The Million Dollar Mission is a plan that launched in mid-April to encourage 50,000 locals to each spend at least $20 on a local business through a new online marketplace, … Read More

Resource Support and Community Investments

Grow Smarter’s goal is to build a vibrant, diversified economy that benefits all. Now more than ever, this mission is crucial. With the support of our community partners, Grow Smarter created a comprehensive response to COVID-19: one … Read More

St. Pete’s Business Resiliency Team

What is the BRT?  The Business Resiliency Team (BRT) program is a partnership between Grow Smarter, the St. Pete Chamber, and the Greenhouse. This team is comprised of Business Resiliency Navigators … Read More