The City of St. Petersburg has been chosen to host the 2016 Ewing Marion Kauffman Mayors’ Conference on Entrepreneurship next year. The news comes as St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman prepares to head home from this year’s conference in Albuquerque, N.M.
“This conference will showcase the Sunshine City to mayors and visitors from across the country,” Kriseman said. “They will see up close that St. Petersburg is a city of opportunity for entrepreneurs, a place where dreamers can become doers.”
The conference convenes mayors from cities across the U.S. to join with national entrepreneurship experts. During the conference, the experts discuss best practices aimed at promoting startups and ways to boost entrepreneurship.
“One of the great things about holding the Mayors Conference on Entrepreneurship in a new city each year is that mayors get to experience and learn about what different host cities are doing to support new business creation and growth,” said Jason Wiens, policy director at the Kauffman Foundation. “The Kauffman Foundation is excited to partner with Mayor Rick Kriseman to bring the Mayors Conference to St. Petersburg next year.”
Other cities that have hosted the conference include Louisville, Ky., and Kansas City, Mo.
The fourth annual conference next year is set for December 1-2.