Incentive Programs

Available Local Programs

Lack of coordination allows viable funding opportunities to leak through the cracks. The Greenhouse administers local business initiatives and grant programs funded by the City of St. Petersburg to allow for simple coordination efforts to help businesses start and grow. The following programs are currently available:

Grow Smarter Job Creation and Talent Attraction Program

The Grow Smarter Job Creation and Talent Attraction Program awards companies with 49 employees or less that hire new employees at salaries above Pinellas County’s average wage. Companies must be identified within one of the city’s five target industry clusters: Marine and Life Sciences, Specialized Manufacturing, Financial Services, Data Analytics, and Creative Arts and Design.

For each new job created at 115% or more of the average county wage, the incentive amount is up to $8,000 per new job.

Full Program Description


Upcoming Local Programs

The following programs will become available in fiscal year 2020:

  • Commercial Revitalization Program (General Fund)
  • Storefront Conservation Corridor Program
  • South St. Petersburg Community Redevelopment Area (CRA) Commercial Programs
    • Commercial Site Improvement Grant
    • Commercial Building Interior and Tenant Improvement Grant
    • Commercial Revitalization Program

Interested in Learning More about these future programs? Please complete the form below to be notified of incentive details/announcements as they become available.