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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 »

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 »

Israeli Accelerator Partnership attracts Innovative Startups to St. Pete

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (March 14, 2019) —The St. Petersburg Area Economic Development Corporation (EDC) partnered with the Florida-Israel Business Accelerator (FIBA) for the second consecutive year to host Israeli companies considering a U.S. Operation in St. Petersburg. The forum, held at Red Mesa’s downtown rooftop, De Santo, provided the opportunity for three of FIBA’s accelerator companies to connect with investors, potential… Read more »

10 Years of Change: Urban scene evolves in Downtown Tampa, St. Pete

83 Degrees Media Online BY: CHRISTOPHER CURRY March 12, 2019 Curtis Hixon Park attracts locals and tourists day and night. The Durkin family walks along the Tampa Riverwalk downtown. The St. Pete Pier under construction. Main dining and bar area of the new Blind Tiger in South Tampa/Hyde Park. 83 Degrees Media BY: CHRISTOPHER CURRY… Read more »

Dynasty Financial Partners to relocate HQ from New York City to St. Petersburg, Florida

Dynasty Financial Partners to relocate HQ from New York City to St. Petersburg, Florida Leading wealth management firm to bring high-wage jobs to Tampa-St. Pete ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.– (Feb. 19, 2019) – The New York City-based wealth management and technology provider, Dynasty Financial Partners, announced today that the firm is moving its headquarters from New… Read more »

St. Pete EDC holds Second Annual Meeting

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.– (Feb. 7, 2019) – The Greater St. Petersburg Area Economic Development Corporation held its second Annual Meeting at Openhouse, 1113 Central Avenue in downtown St. Pete. The evening event, sponsored by PNC Bank, featured highlights from the organization’s first two years, a 2019 outlook, and a transition of executive leadership, including the… Read more »

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