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Statewide Growth of Florida Economy Mimics Trend in St. Petersburg

Each year, more than 6,000 visitors from around the globe flock to St. Pete’s booming arts and culture scene, vibrant downtown, and pristine parks and beaches. Even more impressive- the influx of businesses gravitating to the Sunshine City’s pro-business environment, favorable tax climate and strategic location. In the midst of just seven days, the state… Read more »

Statewide Growth of Florida Economy Mimics Trend in St. Petersburg

Each year, more than 6,000 visitors from around the globe flock to St. Pete’s booming arts and culture scene, vibrant downtown, and pristine parks and beaches. Even more impressive- the influx of businesses gravitating to the Sunshine City’s pro-business environment, favorable tax climate and strategic location. In the midst of just seven days, the state… Read more »

University of South Florida-led Team Deploys Tsunami Buoy Test in Tampa Bay

St. Petersburg is characterized by 260 miles of waterfront and is home to the largest marine and environmental sciences community in the Southeast. The city’s marine science hub is situated within walking distance to downtown and next to major research and higher education institutions, along with leaders of the field including NOAA, the Florida Institute of Oceanography,… Read more »

OZK Labs, Syniverse Innovation Lab are key to attracting, keeping talent in Tampa-St. Pete

St. Petersburg, recently named Florida’s fastest-growing tech hub,  is home to a unique combination of high-growth start-ups and Fortune 500 giants. In addition to its many arts and business districts, The Sunshine City’s downtown corridor poses ten innovation labs within steps of one another. OZK Labs is the in-house tech development team that Little Rock,… Read more »

St. Pete EDC Partners with Ocean Team to host Marine Science Roundtable

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.– (August 22, 2018)- The St. Petersburg Area Economic Development Corporation (EDC) hosted its first Marine Science roundtable to better understand the industry and identify areas where the EDC and its community partners can provide support. More than 20 members of the St. Petersburg Ocean Team and business leaders with close ties to the Marine… Read more »

Spotlight: Power Design

Between over 200 active projects, 500 St. Pete based employees, and accumulative revenues exceeding $2 billion dollars, Power Design is one of the leading electrical contractors in the United States. The company’s commitment to customer service and employee satisfaction has enabled them to partner with the top 100 general contractors as ranked by Engineering News-Record…. Read more »

St. Pete’s Squaremouth Named Fastest-Growing and Best Workplace Amid HQ Move to Historic Church

Squaremouth is an online company that compares travel insurance products from every major provider in the United States. Cision PR Newswire Source: Squaremouth ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., July 26, 2018 — St. Pete’s Silicon Valley-esque Squaremouth has been named the 23rd fastest-growing company in the region by the Tampa Bay Business Journal and one of the best companies to work for… Read more »

RankMiner Predictive Analytics selected by BMO Harris & 1871 for exclusive innovation program

CHICAGO (JULY 26, 2018) – RankMiner Predictive Analytics has been selected by BMO Harris to participate in its highly-selective BMO Harris / 1871 Innovation Program. RankMiner is a leading supplier of predictive voice analytics to the customer care industry. BMO Harris, is part of BMO Financial Group, a highly diversified financial services provider and operates… Read more »

St. Pete ranks Top in the State for its Parks System

With 137 parks and 7 miles of preserved downtown waterfront, St. Petersburg boasts the third largest urban waterfront park system in North America. Tampa Bay Business Journal Online By: Kelsey Sunderland The city of St. Petersburg has been ranked No. 1 in Florida and No. 15 in the United States by Trust for Public Land, a… Read more »

St. Petersburg Ranks Among Top Cities in the U.S. for First-Time Home Buyers

“Best & Worst Cities for First-Time Home Buyers,” Wallet Hub By: Adam McCann July 16, 2018 Buying a home for the first time is an exciting and important milestone for many Americans. Their purchases make up a sizable chunk of the market, too. In 2017, 38% of all U.S. single-family home purchases were made by first-time buyers…. Read more »

Gov. Scott: Tampa Bay Area Keeps Growing, Ranks Second for Job Creation

Florida Government Office of Rick Scott 45th Governor of Florida  St. Petersburg, Fla. (July 20, 2018) — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Tampa-St. Petersburg area added 30,500 new private-sector jobs in the last year, creating the second-highest number of jobs among all Florida metro areas. Tampa’s unemployment rate was a low 3.8 percent, down… Read more »

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