Grow Smarter is an initiative that brings together 80+ organizations working in a number of areas for cross-sector collaboration with key stakeholders and members of the business community.

The initiative is based around the Grow Smarter Strategy, a comprehensive, integrated, data-driven community plan to enhance St. Petersburg’s competitive position and provide quality, diverse economic growth. Grow Smarter has a focus on equitable economic development, with the understanding that the vibrancy of the entire community is determined by the wellbeing of all individuals.

A three-year, $1.2 million grant from the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg is funding the next phase of Grow Smarter.