How we became Florida-CEED  

Florida-CEED was created in St. Petersburg, FL, out of the community's strong desire to include cooperative economics in their long-term goals as a city.

Starting with The People's Budget Review, residents began to collect their voices as citizens of St. Petersburg and ask for input on how their city budget would be used. ​​

Out of this effort and determination the new Deal for St. Pete was born -- and revealed a clear voice asking  for cooperative business development, with an emphsis on a grocery co-op to be a part of the mainstream of South St. Pete. 

Florida Cooperative Empowered Economic Development Corp. (Florida-CEED) formed August 1, 2017, as a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization in response to that voice.

Florida-CEED is a cooperative business resource center that provides education, business development, workshops, program development, community outreach, and coalition growth.

Florida-CEED is honored to be housed at Pinellas Technical College (PTC) located in St. Petersburg, FL.

PTC and Florida-CEED are taking the lead in the innovation and development of new ways to apply cooperative business development to the hands-on workforce.

Florida Cooperative Empowered Economic Development Corp.
Pinellas Technical College 
901 34th St S 
St Petersburg FL 33711
(727) 418 6121