A talent pipeline of individuals educated in STEAM fields is critical for the SPID and the region. Workers in these fields are experiencing greater job growth with higher average salaries.


Students in the Pinellas County STEM Academy
STEM Degree Programs within 5 miles
Graduates from 4-year colleges that stay in the area
District Workers who have exceeded State, Metro, County and City Average Earnings

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Stories about this Pillar

Guardians of the Gulf participants
April 28, 2023
May 12, 2023

We have recently seen two pilot projects expand and grow for positive impact beyond the Innovation District.

photo source: SOFWOLF
April 28, 2023
May 12, 2023

SOFWOLF team will blend real-life situations, time with experts, and intensive training into an impactful, unique training experience.

December 10, 2021
May 7, 2022

At the top of the University of South Florida’s wish list this year for capital funds from the Florida Legislature is a request that leaders across the region say could boost St. Petersburg’s stature as a marine science hub.

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University of South Florida, Seniors in Service, St Pete Science Festival, St Pete Science Festival, Florida Institute of Oceanography