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St. Pete Ranks as a Top Corporate Headquarters Choice in the ‘New Normal’

A new national site selection study names St. Petersburg, Florida one of the top 15 sites in the country for corporate headquarters following the pandemic and the associated trends in remote work and worker attraction. John H. Boyd, Jr., principal of The Boyd Company, told Site Selection magazine that as corporations are downsizing their headquarters… Read more »

St. Pete Ranks as a Top Corporate Headquarters Choice in the ‘New Normal’

A new national site selection study names St. Petersburg, Florida one of the top 15 sites in the country for corporate headquarters following the pandemic and the associated trends in remote work and worker attraction. John H. Boyd, Jr., principal of The Boyd Company, told Site Selection magazine that as corporations are downsizing their headquarters… Read more »

St. Pete is a Pet-Lover’s Paradise

St. Petersburg, Florida is “pawsitively purrfect” for pet lovers. Commercial Café recently named St. Pete one of the top 20 cities in the U.S. for dog owners, and whether your four-legged friend is canine or feline, you’ll find the Sunshine City to be furry friendly. Canine companions are welcome in St. Pete. The City has:… Read more »

What are Fintech’s Most Overrated and Underrated Trends of 2022?

Fintech entrepreneur Rachel Carpenter, CEO and founder of Intrinio, gives her take on the most underrated and overrated fintech trends of 2022 to date. Intrinio is just one of the innovative fintech companies that chose to locate in St. Petersburg, Florida, where fintech is flourishing. Our view on the hottest fintech trend?  There’s no better… Read more »

Fintech Flourishes in St. Pete

The financial technology sector continues to flourish in St. Petersburg, most recently with the debut of the new Fintech Center at the University of South Florida’s Muma College of Business. This “hub of excellence” will bring academic research, world-class teaching, business engagement, and innovations surrounding the expanding financial technology sector under one roof on the… Read more »

Fintech Accelerator Launches in St. Pete

Tampa Bay Wave and the University of South Florida Muma College of Business announced that St. Petersburg will be the site of the FinTech|X 2022 Accelerator program cohort consisting of 16 high-growth fintech startups from across the United States and abroad, including companies from Israel, England, Saudi Arabia, and Germany. Of the 16 startups, three… Read more »

St. Pete Study Reveals Business Perceptions are Strong

Out-of-market executives and site selection consultants give St. Petersburg’s business climate strong marks and note the City’s unique quality of life coupled with the region’s assets as appealing for companies considering corporate relocation or expansion, according to a recent study released by the St. Petersburg Economic Development Corporation. St. Pete stacked up well in comparison… Read more »

Tampa Bay Sizzles for Startups

New research confirms the Tampa/St. Petersburg/Clearwater metro area’s reputation as one of the country’s top communities for startups. “For entrepreneurs looking to start a business, Tampa Bay has it all,” says Clever Real Estate, citing employment growth, affordable employees, and flourishing businesses. For more, see “Head start: Region ranks among very best for new businesses” in… Read more »

Female Founders Choose St. Petersburg, Florida

It’s no surprise that women-owned businesses are thriving in St. Petersburg, Florida. Drawn by St. Pete’s business-friendly environment, innovation, and entrepreneurial support, women founders are choosing the collaborative and inclusive community of St. Pete. Sheffie Robinson, Photo: Shamrck St. Pete has the distinction of being a funky beach town that is exceptionally business-friendly. Sheffie Robinson,… Read more »

St. Pete Cybersecurity Firm Partners with AWS

Cybersecurity firm Code-X, which launched last year in St. Petersburg, recently announced a partnership with Amazon Web Services, an Amazon company, to bring increased security capabilities to the full AWS realm, including AWS National Security solutions. With Code-X’s acceptance into the AWS Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Accelerate Program, a focused AWS co-sell program, the company’s… Read more »

St. Petersburg Area Economic Development Corp. Celebrates 5 Year Impact

Last week, the St. Petersburg Area Economic Development Corporation celebrated five years of economic impact at its 5th Annual Meeting.  Since its founding in late 2016, the St. Pete EDC has: Announced nearly 2,000 jobs Opened 267 job creation projects for companies considering relocation/expansion in St. Pete Assisted 45 companies with relocations, expansions, or openings… Read more »

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