Our mission is to serve as a private catalyst for projects and investments in the city core that deliver long-term economic benefit for St. Petersburg and its businesses.
The St. Petersburg Downtown Partnership’s role is one of behind-the-scenes project management, working as a private partner to quietly organize, direct and execute economic development projects that will have long-term impact on the city’s economy and might not otherwise have a private champion.
The Downtown Partnership does this through a small, dedicated staff, the support of individual members who step in and assist at key moments and collaboration with other local partners. Projects we take on are diverse but must align with our mission of creating jobs, enhancing St. Petersburg’s business culture or encouraging economic diversity, particularly related to technology. We routinely work with others in local government, local institutions, and the Greater St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Corporation to ensure collaborative effort.
In addition, because we also believe a big part of maximizing the city’s future is in connecting the Partnership’s members, staff make it a priority to assist members individually in introductions but also through special and regular events such as membership-only quarterly luncheons and small, invitation-only Chairman’s Coffees with key leaders.