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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 »

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 »

Zillow Ranks Tampa-St. Pete Market No. 1 for First-Time Home Buyers

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (April 4, 2019)— For the second consecutive year, Zillow ranked the Tampa-St. Petersburg metro as the number one market for first-time homebuyers.  Zillow’s 2019 Best Markets for First-Time Buyers Analysis ranked the 35 largest U.S. housing markets based on where first-time buyers should have the most success moving into a home they love with… Read more »

Jabil Opens Innovation Center in St. Pete as Part of $67 million HQ Expansion

Photo courtesy of St. Pete Catalyst: St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman and Mark Mondello, CEO, Jabil, shake hands after cutting the ribbon on Jabil’s new Innovation Center. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (March 28, 2019)— Jabil, (NYSE: JBL) the largest company headquartered in St. Pete with projected revenue of more than $26 billion this year, celebrated the completion… Read more »

Behind the Scenes of the Dynasty Deal with Founder & CEO Shirl Penney

Shirl Penney, Founder & CEO of Dynasty Financial Partners In February 2019, the New York City-based wealth management and technology provider, Dynasty Financial Partners, announced the relocation of its headquarters from Manhattan to St. Petersburg, Florida. Founder & CEO of Dynasty Financial Partners, Shirl Penney shares why St. Pete proved to be the perfect fit for… Read more »

A Florida First: St. Pete Tapped as a Smart Gigabit Community

Spectrum Bay News 9’s Al Ruechel moderates a panel discussion with St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman, Executive Director of the St. Petersburg Innovation District Alison Barlow, and Florida Senator Jeff Brandes (not pictured). ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (March 25, 2019) — The Sunshine City joins the likes of Austin and Chattanooga, as one of U.S. Ignite’s Smart… Read more »

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