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Our Vision
The St. Petersburg Downtown Partnership (formed in 1962 as St. Petersburg Progress, Inc.) is a business-supported, non-profit 501 (c) 6 organization with a purpose to promote business growth and redevelopment in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. To date, downtown has achieved over $1 billion in redevelopment investment - office buildings, retail, entertainment, hotels, cultural institutions, a Major League Baseball stadium, a university regional campus, a medical complex, and residential apartments and condominiums. Click here for our membership brochure.
What we do

Advocate for public policy regarding downtown and for quality projects.
Conduct special studies and forums on critical downtown issues.
Provide technical and advisory services on proposed projects.
Business recruitment and retention.
Public relations and marketing support.
Sponsor a Transportation Management Organization that created and administers the St. Petersburg Trolley system.

The Partnership’s Vision
A clearly defined and prosperous collection of busineses – large and small.

A vibrant entertainment complex – restaurants, clubs, sidewalk cafes, night spots, movie theaters, fitness centers, and year round festivals and activities.

West central Florida’s most dynamic cultural mecca, built on the foundations of excellent museums, galleries, studios, theaters and performance halls.

A college town, sharing resources with the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg College and Eckerd College.

A world class, multi-agency oceanographic research center clustered around USF College of Marine Science.
Residents. Young and old. Culturally and economically diverse. College students. Luxury condos. Townhomes. Apartments. Lofts. Renovated historic buildings. Safe, urban neighborhoods.

A magnificent physical setting. Spectacular waterfront. Gorgeous parks. Blend of new and historic architecture. Appealing, uncluttered street amenities – landscaping, trees, directional signs, lighting.

Efficient infrastructure and services. Easy auto access via interstate highways. Versatile parking systems serving competing uses. An attractive expanded shuttle operation serving downtown employees, visitors, and residents.

An expanded hotel / hospitality sector catering to meetings and leisure visitors who are drawn to St. Petersburg by all of the above.

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