What Do You Think? June 2nd St. Pete Summit Seeks Ideas For Jobs Related To Arts, Culture, Tourism

Working in a thriving center for the arts, St. Petersburg city officials are looking to grow the industry by helping to create more jobs related to arts and culture.

First up? An Arts & Culture Job Creation Summit on Wednesday, June 2, starting at 8:30 am at the
Progress Energy Center for the Arts Mahaffey Theater ballroom.

Representatives of public and private organizations, associations and businesses related to the arts, culture and tourism will convene to talk about how to grow the city's culture community, how to increase tourism and how to create more jobs.

St. Petersburg is home to several world-class galleries, theaters and museums, including the Dali, the Museum of Fine Arts, American Stage and the Palladium, and in recent years has gained the respect of residents and visitors well enough to be considered a hub for the arts in the Southeast.

St. Petersburg was ranked the No. 1 arts destination for cities of its size in the summer issue of American Style Magazine, and the city
also has numerous innovative, entrepreneurial businesses.

Some 700 art-related establishments employ 7,000 people, helping to stimulate the economy, bring in government revenue and also attract tourists.

The jobs summit is open to the public, and Individuals from the arts, culture and tourism community are especially encouraged to participate armed with suggestions for how best to create more jobs.

To RSVP for this event, contact Gary Jones at gary.jones@stpete.org or 727-893-7877.

Writer: Mandy Erfourth
Source: Sophia Sorolis, City of St. Petersburg Economic Development
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