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10 Things You Didn’t Know about doing Business in the ‘Burg

Since 1970, the median age in St. Pete has decreased 3.3 years, while the U.S.’s median age has increased by 9.9 years. St. Pete was named one of the fastest-growing cities by Forbes (2018) with a total population of nearly 266,000. The Sunshine City has seen a major influx of millennial-aged residents, routinely ranking a… Read more »

10 Things You Didn’t Know about doing Business in the ‘Burg

Since 1970, the median age in St. Pete has decreased 3.3 years, while the U.S.’s median age has increased by 9.9 years. St. Pete was named one of the fastest-growing cities by Forbes (2018) with a total population of nearly 266,000. The Sunshine City has seen a major influx of millennial-aged residents, routinely ranking a… Read more »

The Heart of Great Corporate Culture

With remote-work opportunities increasing and office sizes decreasing, the modern-day employer is emphasizing the culture-driven workplace now more than ever before. According to a June 2019 study by LinkedIn, culture is so important that 70 percent of professionals in the U.S. today would not work at a leading company if it meant they had to… Read more »

ECOncrete’s Innovative Environmental Solutions Grow in St. Pete

ECOncrete – Bringing Concrete to Life from PortXL on Vimeo. The bio-enhancing concrete provider, ECOncrete, celebrated the first seawall panel produced in partnership with Marinetek at the newly revived Commerce Park in South St. Petersburg. Founded in 2012, ECOncrete provides high-quality, cost effective concrete products including, bio-enhancing concrete additives, science based designed forms and form… Read more »

The Public-Private Partnership’s Upperhand: Q&A with the St. Pete Chamber’s Chris Steinocher

Chris Steinocher, President & CEO of the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce and CEO of the St. Petersburg Area Economic Development Corporation (EDC) gives us an inside look at the EDC-Chamber partnership and talks the future of business and economic development in the ‘Burg. Chris Steinocher, President & CEO of the St. Petersburg Area… Read more »

EDC Investor Event features Site Selection Magazine’s Ron Starner

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (May 17, 2019)— Greater St. Petersburg Area EDC Investors gathered at Green Bench Brewing’s newest tasting room for the organization’s second investor-exclusive event of 2019.  The forum, sponsored by public relations and communications firm Tucker/Hall,  featured Executive Vice President of Conway Inc. and Site Selection Magazine, Ron Starner, who shared his insights… Read more »

Business in the ‘Burg

Industry leaders spanning Marine & Life Sciences, Financial Services, and Creative sectors choose to grow their operations and their careers in St. Pete. We sat down with star of TLC’s, The Little Couple, Dr. Jen Arnold of Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, Founder & CEO of Dynasty Financial Partners, Shirl Penney, Founder of Echo Bridge,… Read more »

Startup Report Episode No. 15 with J.P. DuBuque

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (April 29, 2019)— PitchLyst brings you the founders, investors and professionals that make the Tampa Bay startup scene thrive. Greater St. Petersburg Area EDC President, J.P. DuBuque joins Joe Hamilton on episode fifteen of the Startup Report for a discussion about economic development and the importance of “Growing our own in the… Read more »

Bama Sea Products Expands in St. Pete

The St. Pete-based seafood manufacturing firm, Bama Sea Products, Inc. added twenty new jobs to its growing team, with plans to create an additional thirty new jobs in the next several months. As a result of the EDC’s partnerships with CareerSource Pinellas and the City’s St. Pete Works program, the EDC was able to secure… Read more »

Workforce Resource Map 2.0 Supports Local Employers

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.–(April 16, 2019)— The Greater St. Petersburg Area Economic Development Corporation (EDC) released the 2.0 version of its digital workforce platform, Workforce Resource Map with significant enhancements to better meet the needs of growing businesses in St. Petersburg. The platform, created in partnership with CareerEdge in December 2018, showcases a comprehensive listing of workforce-related… Read more »

Delocation: The Slow Burn of Cash Forces N.Y. Companies to seek Alternate Locations

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (April 15, 2019)— Money talks — and walks. According to recent data from the US Census Bureau, businesses and residents are exiting New York in droves, as the state lost more of its population than it gained between July 2017- July 2018. The Empire State lost 180,306 people— the biggest decrease of… Read more »

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