A Cooperative Business Development and Resource  Center
Florida-CEED is committed to raising awareness about how cooperatives positively impact our lives, offering technical assistance to those who want to build a cooperative business, and providing education on cooperative models for all ages.
Florida Cooperative Empowered Economic Development Corp. (Florida-CEED)
is honored to be housed at Pinellas Technical College (PTC), located in St. Petersburg, Florida. 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-CEED is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization that provides education about the various types of cooperative business models.  We provide technical assistance for those that want to start, incubate, or convert an existing business. We also offer workshops, program development, outreach, and coalition building.
  1. Classes
    We offer a variety of classes on all aspects of cooperative business including Introductory classes and workshops, pop-up cafes, an 8-week course, and our 8-month long program.
  2. Workshops
    We offer and develop workshops tailored for your organization, your schedule, and your location.
  3. Business Development
    Business Development
    We help business startups, conversions, and incubations with feasibility studies, business plans, bylaws, accounting, and governance.
  1. Program Development
    Program Development
    We will help create a program designed specifically for your organization, covering all aspects of cooperative business. We also design programs suitable for different age groups.
  2. Community Out Reach
    Community Out Reach
    Would your group like to learn more about cooperative business? One of our knowledgeable experts can help you understand how cooperatives can help your organization and members.
  3. CEED Coalition
    CEED Coalition
    We are a growing membership cooperative of locally based individuals, co-ops, community-based organizations, unions, and institutions that have an interest in cooperative economics and want a voice in St. Petersburg.
Hire Our Services
We offer various development services to meet your needs.
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