The Greenhouse Community Business Development Initiative

The Greenhouse Community Business Development Initiative (CBDI) is a program of the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce as part of its Greenhouse partnership with the City of St. Petersburg. The CBDI is designed to encourage the start and growth of minority owned businesses in South St. Petersburg. This initiative is being implemented in collaboration with several community partners, including St. Petersburg College Midtown Campus, Eckerd College ASPEC, and the 2020 Plan Taskforce.


The program was funded by the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg, a private Foundation formed from the sale of Bayfront Medical Center. The Foundation’s mission is to improve the health and well-being of our community through initiatives that create sustainable, effective improvements to the quality and quantity of life. The Foundation’s north star is to improve population health.

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** The CBDI application is now closed & our waiting list is full.**

Please check back in early 2017 for updates.

Thank you for your interest!