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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 »

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 »

Burgess Returns to St. Pete with Disruptive InsurTech Enterprise

Trevor Burgess is best known in the greater Tampa-St. Pete region for his leadership in the redevelopment of the Community Bank of Manatee to St. Petersburg-based, C1 Bank- a deal that led to the company’s public offering in 2014 and purchase by Bank OZK (formerly Bank of the Ozarks) in 2016 for $402 million. He… Read more »

New Medical Research & Education Building Strengthens St. Pete’s Innovation District

83 Degrees Media  By: Janan Talafer October 1, 2018 The doll-like mannequin in the incubator was surprisingly life-like — warm to the touch with a small chest that expanded and contracted with every breath. Mannequins like this one, programmed to mimic actual human responses, are a core feature at the new Research and Education Building… Read more »

EDC & Community Partners Host Pinellas Development Forum

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Oct. 2, 2018)-  The Greater St. Petersburg Area Economic Development Corporation (EDC) partnered with the City of St. Petersburg, Pinellas County Economic Development, RE/MAX Metro, and Pilot Bank  to host the ‘Southern Pinellas Top Projects and Financing Forum. President of the Greater St. Petersburg Economic Development Corporation, J.P. DuBuque welcomed attendees and… Read more »

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