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Pitch Night at Station House: Event Signals Regional Tech Unity

The Tampa Bay Wave-St. Petersburg EDC collaboration highlights a larger effort to retain and attract high-tech companies to the Tampa-St. Petersburg region, Florida’s largest and growing tech hub. “Events like this are a great opportunity to not only showcase the unique character and culture of our City, but to highlight that St. Pete and Tampa… Read more »

Pitch Night at Station House: Event Signals Regional Tech Unity

The Tampa Bay Wave-St. Petersburg EDC collaboration highlights a larger effort to retain and attract high-tech companies to the Tampa-St. Petersburg region, Florida’s largest and growing tech hub. “Events like this are a great opportunity to not only showcase the unique character and culture of our City, but to highlight that St. Pete and Tampa… Read more »

Track5Media Opens in St. Petersburg

Tampa Bay Business Journal Online recruitment firm Track5Media has expanded beyond its Lancaster, Pennsylvania base with a new office in downtown St. Petersburg. The 1,400-square-foot office, at 112 2nd Ave. NE, near the Sundial retail plaza, currently houses five Track5Media workers, or about 25 percent of the company’s full-time workforce. Additional hiring is expected for… Read more »

Private Label Skin: Manufacturing Firm Chooses to Grow in St. Pete

Since its founding in 2012, Private Label Skin has aligned innovation in skincare with world-class manufacturing services. Serving predominately online marketers and retailers, PLS specializes in the anti-aging segment of the market with moisturizers, serums, eye creams, age reversal, wrinkle refinement, eye treatment, and skin lighteners. In addition, PLS manufacturers cleansers, toners, and nutraceutical products… Read more »

St. Petersburg EDC partners with Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital and USF-St. Petersburg to host ‘Big Data Analytics’

 “Artificial Intelligence models developed in St. Petersburg by Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, will help children all over the world,” said Mohamed Rehman, M.D., chair of the Department of Anesthesia at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital and professor of anesthesiology and critical care and pediatrics (pending academic review) with the Johns Hopkins University School of… Read more »

Meet the Companies Event Brings 6 Innovative Companies to St. Pete

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.-(June 6, 2018) – The St. Petersburg Area Economic Development Corporation (EDC) partnered with the Florida-Israel Business Accelerator (FIBA) to host 6 Israeli companies considering a U.S. Operation for the event, “Meet the Companies” on June 5. The forum, held at 3 Daughter’s Brewing provided the opportunity for the six dynamic companies to… Read more »

Presence Releases Essential Workforce Readiness and Experiential Learning Product

St. Petersburg, FL: Presence, a higher education market leader known for helping collect and understand student involvement data and its connection to student retention and graduation rates, has released its most advanced feature set to-date: the Co-Curricular Opportunities Platform. These new features released are designed to increase student success after graduation by focusing on experiential… Read more »

Tampa-St. Petersburg Region Poised for Startups and Women Entrepreneurs

Ecosystems that support entrepreneurs and innovation hubs are sprouting across America. Regions of the country are working hard to be startup havens. This includes creating an environment that supports innovations and helps investors find the next bold idea. Silicon Valley is a luminous example. However, emerging regions include Florida, Colorado, Oregon and Georgia. What do these emerging regions have in common and how are they competing? Factors include an entrepreneurial ecosystem, strong startup density, a culture that supports innovation, strong higher education system, home to large corporations, access to capital and availability of talent. Taking these factors into consideration, the Tampa Bay region is poising itself for explosive growth, especially for startups and women entrepreneurs.

Florida Ranks #1 for ‘Best States for Higher Education’

Half of the weighting in the education rankings goes to higher education. The metrics involved include the shares of citizens in each state holding college degrees, with wide variances found among the states and regionally. In Massachusetts, ranked No. 8 among Best States overall, half the citizenry holds associate degrees or higher. New England in… Read more »

Community Spotlight: Bay Tech Label

Bay Tech Label has called St. Petersburg its home since 1986, when Karl Nurse and his partner Jody Unger set out with just one other employee to provide labels, tags, and flexible packaging for everything from beer to medical devices. Over the past 31 years, the company has seen great success, serving thousands of clients and currently employing a team of nearly 45 people.

Beyond Downtown: St. Pete’s Innovative Districts

Published: April 24, 2018By: Janan Talafer, 83 Degrees Media Clustered around St. Petersburg’s Bayboro Harbor waterfront is one of the largest concentrations of marine research and regulatory organizations in the country. SRI St. Petersburg, the NOAA Fisheries Southeast Regional Office, USF College of Marine Science, the Florida Institute of Oceanography and Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission are just a few… Read more »

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