A District With It All

What sets the St. Pete Innovation District apart: A high-quality environment adjacent to a culturally-rich, internationally-renowned downtown amid the dynamic and fast-growing Tampa Bay region. Easily accessible by car or air and minutes from beautiful beaches, outstanding art and professional sports.

Why St. Pete?

St. Petersburg is the 5th largest city in the 3rd largest state in the U.S. It is home to over 250,000 residents and part of a 2.9 million person MSA, with a skilled workforce.

The city is home to the South’s largest marine science center and Florida’s largest financial services cluster. It anchors the Florida High Tech Corridor , one of the Top 6 high-tech employment centers in the nation and comprised of more than half of Florida’s high-tech firms. And after tripling it’s growth rate since 2010, it’s poised to grow more with targeted efforts in Marine and Life Sciences, Specialized Manufacturing, Financial Services, Data Analytics, and Creative Arts and Design.

These qualities provide a superior workforce and the ability to readily develop an extensive network of business partners.

The city’s revitalized waterfront location includes seven miles of parks and a walkable downtown with easy access to entertainment, arts and culture, making it an appealing regional destination for millennials and young professionals.

As part of one of the largest consumer markets in Florida and 13th largest television market in the nation, the city is a mature marketplace with retailers and beyond. It is a leader in the state in buying power, retail sales, food sales, bank deposits, and consumable goods and services.

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