Business owners will have an opportunity to rub elbows and do business
with the City of St. Petersburg on Friday, May 7, 2010.
reverse trade show will allow local business owners to meet
from 20 city departments who are responsible for purchasing materials
and services. The purchases from the City of St. Petersburg
materials and services is valued at more than $250 million annually.
trade show gives the city and local business owners an opportunity to
get acquainted and educated about what each has to offer and creates a
positive economic environment. Cultivating those local relationships and
keeping commerce at home is a win-win for everyone," says Mayor Bill
Participating departments include water resources,
sanitation, parks and recreation, the Port of St. Petersburg
Energy Center for the Arts
, real estate and property management,
Louis Moore, purchasing director for the City of St.
Petersburg says that the city not only purchases the typical services
and products like office supplies and computers, but also uncommon
items. For instance, butterflies for Sunken Gardens
, dead rodents
for a birds of prey exhibit and a professional hacker who tests the
security of the city's online network.
The Reverse Trade
held at the historic Coliseum
at 535 Fourth Avenue
N. from 10am-2pm. For more information on current bid opportunities,
Louis Moore, City of St. Petersburg