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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

January 31, 2024
February 13, 2024

Last week St. Pete Innovation District hosted its 6th State of Science and Innovation. This event highlights innovators who are doing creative, thought-provoking, and impactful work. This is always a favorite event of the year and once again the event didn't disappoint.

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.

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