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Workforce Resource Map Supports Local Employers

 Workforce Resource Map Supports Local Employers St. Petersburg EDC develops digital guide for local employers to best leverage available resources The site, StPeteWorkforce.com, classifies programs, incentives, and other resources into five categories: Recruiting, Training & Development, Incentives & Grants, Internships & Apprenticeships, and Diversity & Inclusion. “We wanted to create a place where local employers… Read more »

Workforce Resource Map Supports Local Employers

 Workforce Resource Map Supports Local Employers St. Petersburg EDC develops digital guide for local employers to best leverage available resources The site, StPeteWorkforce.com, classifies programs, incentives, and other resources into five categories: Recruiting, Training & Development, Incentives & Grants, Internships & Apprenticeships, and Diversity & Inclusion. “We wanted to create a place where local employers… Read more »

Startup Scene Emerges in Tampa-St. Pete

Station House, a co-working space in downtown St. Petersburg Known as Florida’s largest and fastest growing tech hub, Tampa Bay is determined to move beyond the stigma of a beachside getaway and transition into a thriving startup ecosystem with healthy investment opportunities. With backing from public and private partnerships, business owners, and government-led grass roots… Read more »

For Americans looking for a better life, Florida is No. 1 choice

Photo courtesy of Tradewinds Island Resort Market Watch By: Jacob Passy December 10, 2018 Looking to get the hell out of Dodge? Then there’s a pretty decent chance you’re headed for Florida. The Sunshine State ranked as the No. 1 destination among homebuyers who were looking to move across state lines, according a new analysis from LendingTree…. Read more »

The story of here: Communities embrace narrative, culture as key planning criteria

Business Observer Florida By: Brian Hartz November 30, 2018 There’s an undeniable buzz, a sense that something special is happening, in multiple Tampa Bay area communities. Consider downtown St. Petersburg and the distinctive, mural-filled districts that have popped up around it. Or across the bay in downtown Tampa, where features such as the Riverwalk and Julian… Read more »

St. Pete 10 years after the recession: A city with confidence

A decade after the Great Recession, the St. Petersburg business community is thriving. The city’s three publicly traded companies — Jabil Inc., Raymond James Financial Inc. and United Insurance Holdings Corp. — are expanding, and United Insurance is poised to build the first new office building in the downtown core in nearly 30 years. Unemployment… Read more »

Inside the deal: St. Pete company lands seven-figure investment from one of the world’s biggest tech firms

St. Pete Catalyst By: Margie Manning November 27, 2018 Photo by Jared Brashier on Unsplash Japanese tech giant SoftBank started out as a customer before it became an investor in 5×5 Technologies Inc., a drone support company in St. Petersburg. SoftBank pumped $4.4 million into 5×5 in a funding round in August. While 5×5 disclosed… Read more »

No Car? No Problem in Downtown St. Pete

St. Pete Rising By: Anthony Close November 9, 2018 As Downtown St. Pete continues to grow in popularity, many residents and visitors are finding it harder to find parking near their destination. And while there is still plenty of parking in most parts of downtown, certain areas can be challenging at peak hours or during… Read more »

St. Pete: One Hip, Artsy City

By: Karisa Klee It wasn’t my first trip to the St. Pete area, but it was my first time exploring downtown. I was super excited to experience a city I love in a completely different (yet, perhaps the most obvious) way. I spent my prior trips out on the water boating, soaking up the sun at… Read more »

SHINE St. Pete Mural Festival Captivates International Arts Community

For the fourth consecutive year, the SHINE Mural Festival returned to St. Pete, featuring six international, five national and 26 local artists, including nine wall artists, six “Coast Bike Wraps” and 12 “Corner Canvas” murals.  Led by local members of the arts community, SHINE transforms city streets into a curated, open-air museum showcasing large-scale murals. The… Read more »

St. Petersburg-based LumaStream Defines the Future of Lighting

St. Petersburg-based, LumaStream, Inc. is defining the future of the lighting industry with the first low-voltage power solution to lengthen LED lifespans, increase efficiency, and achieve new levels of performance and control. The intelligent LED provider implements driverless LED light fixtures with smart controls and low-voltage power distributions that allow businesses to shrink their operating… Read more »

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