The St. Pete Innovation District in St. Petersburg, Florida has established six pillars of effort that align to the target industries identified in the Grow Smarter strategy, as well as, emphasize the critical importance of education and entrepreneurship in our growth. These are marine science, life science, data and technology, entrepreneurship, art, and education.
I am often asked "How does St. Petersburg compare to other Innovation Districts?" I have visited several Innovation Districts and met virtually with more. Each one is based on the same framework, sometimes explicitly and sometimes by happenstance. But their focus is different.