Financial Services

Financial Services is the largest employment sector in St. Petersburg. The City has the most concentrated financial services sector in Florida and the region- double that of the average American community. As Florida’s financial services leader, St. Petersburg is responsible for billions of financial services-based exports annually.

Wall Street of the South


With 25 percent of bachelor’s degrees from the local colleges and universities being awarded in concentrations related to finance, we are already seeing an abundance of interest from local talent.

— Shirl Penney, Dynasty Financial Partners

St. Pete is home to Raymond James, the largest financial service provider outside of Wall Street. Insurance companies are also thriving in St. Pete, home of American Strategic Insurance, Allstate, and UPC Insurance.

A Financial Powerhouse