Inclusive St Pete is a partnership forged by The 2020 Plan, the Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council (FSMSDC) and a host of partners to expand supplier diversity efforts in St. Petersburg. Census data show that St. Petersburg’s minority-owned firms lag their peers across Florida and the nation. Research suggests this is due in part to the absence of intensive minority-focused business programs that thrive in other cities.
The St. Petersburg Innovation District joined Inclusive St Pete in 2019. Our goal is to understand the current supplier diversity activities of our member organizations, and then work collectively to set goals to expand and deepen those efforts.