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 …

Job Growth Since the Recession

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St. Petersburg’s job growth has been slow to recover since the Great Recession. Between 2008 and 2011, St. Petersburg lost nearly 19,000 jobs. Only until recently have the job counts reached pre-recession levels. It is important to note that most of the jobs lost were among the “Administration and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services” category as illustrated in …

The Five Conditions of Collective Impact

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You have probably heard that Grow Smarter uses a Collective Impact approach to create equitable economic growth. But what is Collective Impact? Collective Impact was first introduced by a Stanford Social Innovation Review article in 2011 and has since been used to solve community challenges around equity, education, public health, and environmental issues.  Collective Impacts use cross-sector collaboration to address …