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Tampa Bay is Top Region in Florida for Tech Employee Relocation; #6 in Country

The Tampa Bay region was the #1 region in Florida for tech employee relocation and #6 in the nation according to a Tampa Bay Business Journal analysis of LinkedIn worker migration data. The Tampa Bay region had about 128 employees per every 10,00 LinkedIn users relocate to the area between May 2020 and April 2021…. Read more »

Tampa Bay is Top Region in Florida for Tech Employee Relocation; #6 in Country

The Tampa Bay region was the #1 region in Florida for tech employee relocation and #6 in the nation according to a Tampa Bay Business Journal analysis of LinkedIn worker migration data. The Tampa Bay region had about 128 employees per every 10,00 LinkedIn users relocate to the area between May 2020 and April 2021…. Read more »

St. Petersburg has #1 Parks System in Florida: 75% of Residents Live 10 Minutes or Less from a Park

The Sunshine City’s 168 parks throughout the city support the active outdoor lifestyle of those who work, live, and play in St. Petersburg. In the latest ParkScore Index by the Trust for Public Land, St. Pete was ranked the top park system in Florida and 14th nationally, with 75% of St. Pete residents living within… Read more »

St. Pete Winnows Tropicana Site Proposals to Two Finalists

One of the Southeast’s most anticipated urban development projects moves forward, as St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman recently announced that he has narrowed the search for the developer for redevelopment of the 86-acre Tropicana Field site located in downtown St. Pete to two finalists. Both finalists, Midtown Development and Sugar Hill Community Partners/JMA Venture have… Read more »

Florida Ranks Within Top Two for Best States for Business 2021

According to Chief Executive, both Texas and Florida are at the top of the annual rankings for best states for business in 2021. This is a huge win for the state because during 2020, “Sun, fun-and open” Florida had winning optics in a dismal year. Despite the global pandemic, near-economic collapse, civic unrest, a crazy… Read more »

USF Ranks 3rd in Nation and Top 30 in World in Sustainability Report

According to Times Higher Education’s annual “Impact Ratings,” The University of South Florida is one of the top universities influencing global sustainability, poverty, and more. The university was ranked No. 3 in the nation and No. 30 in the world when it comes to meeting the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. These goals mainly emphasize… Read more »

Tampa Bay Expected to Add More Than 2,000 Tech Jobs in 2021

According to CompTIA’s new annual “Cyberstates” report, Tampa Bay is among the top metro areas in the nation for job growth in the technology industry.  This organization breaks down the tech sector and tech workforce across the nation. The Tampa-St. Pete metro area has a well-founded hold, expecting to bring in 2,316 tech jobs by… Read more »

‘Business for Good’ USF Internship Program Expands onto St. Pete’s Sustainability Initiatives

Just in time for Earth Day, EDC Investor the University of South Florida launched an internship program that allows students to become mentees for social and environmentally focused local businesses. This internship gives participating USF students a chance to work with the seven companies on the “B Impact Assessment,” which is a tool that prepares… Read more »

Tampa Bay Leads Nation in Small Business Employment

Even though, in the month of February, small business employment was on a downward trend nationally, the Tampa Bay metro area in Florida continued to have the best employment in the U.S. According to the February 2021 Small Business Employment Watch by Paychex, the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater MSA had the best small business employment.     Small businesses are truly the heart of St. Petersburg. With endless contributions,… Read more »

Florida Continues to Grow With Residents and Jobs

Last month the Wall Street Journal released an article that showed a decline in the population in Florida. The article highlights vivid personal stories of depreciating homes, brutal hurricane seasons, and the sizzling summer heat that are a few factors for Florida losing as many residents as it is gaining. What the article didn’t tell… Read more »

Tampa Bay and Surrounding Metros Listed as Best Places for Startup Businesses

A report from Roofstock, recently found that the Tampa Bay is among the top large metros for startup businesses in the U.S. Being near the University of Southern Florida coupled with relatively affordable housing and dynamic downtown development in both St. Petersburg and Tampa has led to Tampa Bay becoming a place that more and… Read more »

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