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Raymond James Undergoing Major Expansion in St. Pete

Tampa Bay Business Journal Online By: Margie Manning Jan. 8, 2018 Construction is expected to begin later this year on road improvements in the Carillon Office Park that were the catalyst for expansion by Raymond James Financial Inc. Raymond James (NYSE: RJF), a financial services provider that’s already the largest private employer in St. Petersburg, will add 650 jobs… Read more »

Raymond James Undergoing Major Expansion in St. Pete

Tampa Bay Business Journal Online By: Margie Manning Jan. 8, 2018 Construction is expected to begin later this year on road improvements in the Carillon Office Park that were the catalyst for expansion by Raymond James Financial Inc. Raymond James (NYSE: RJF), a financial services provider that’s already the largest private employer in St. Petersburg, will add 650 jobs… Read more »

Tampa-St. Pete Metro Ranks No. 1 for ‘Best City for Women Entrepreneurs’

Business.org Joshua Adamson-Pickett | 03/26/18 America is home to more than 11.6 million women-owned businesses.1 From employment rates to equal pay, see which American cities rank the best for women entrepreneurs. At Business.org, we’re all about learning what it takes to start and run successful businesses. And with 39% of all US businesses owned by women,2 we wanted to… Read more »

FloridaMakes, City of St. Petersburg and St. Petersburg EDC to Host Manufacturing Mondays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.- (March 1, 2018) – FloridaMakes, the statewide, industry-led partnership that measurably advances Florida’s high-wage manufacturing sector, has partnered with the City of St. Petersburg and the St. Petersburg Area Economic Development Corporation (EDC) to host a monthly “Manufacturing Monday.” On the third Monday of each month during 2018, the partnership will seek… Read more »

Tampa-St. Petersburg MSA Tops List for Corporate Relocations

Tampa Bay Business Journal Online The Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater metropolitan area is advancing up the ranks of communities that attract the most corporate relocations. The Tampa metro ranks No. 4 among the South Atlantic states on Site Selection magazine’s list of new and expanded corporate facilities in 2017, with 49 total projects last year. That’s up… Read more »

New International Tech Project to call St. Pete Home

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.- (March 5, 2018)- Tourme is the latest tourism application allowing users to book tours in cities like Boston, New York and Bonaire, instantly from the palm of their hand. The company, International Touring Apps, LLC has selected St. Pete as home for its official headquarters. Since its conception earlier this year, Tourme… Read more »

EDC Hosts Creative Arts & Design Industry Roundtable

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.– (February 28, 2017)- The St. Petersburg Area Economic Development Corporation (EDC) hosted its first Creative Arts & Design roundtable to better understand the industry and identify areas where the EDC and its community partners can provide support. The forum provided the opportunity for members of the creative community to voice the needs of their… Read more »

Eckerd College Announces Debut of Multi-Million Dollar Visual Arts Center

I Love the Burg & RKC.me The arts are alive in the Sunshine City. Telltale signs of this are evident along the radiant, mural coated walls through the 600 Block and the EDGE District. It’s evident in the nationally acclaimed exhibit halls of the Museum of Fine Arts and The Salvador Dali Museum. It’s evident… Read more »

Paying the Bills Smarter

Florida Trend Online  Lynn Waddell | 1/26/2018 The city is home base to some of the largest and most innovative companies, including Raymond James Financial and Jabil. Duke Energy bases its Florida operations in St. Petersburg as do many others, large and small — Tech Data, iQor, Valpak, and LumaStream. To protect the vibe that’s contributed… Read more »

St. Petersburg Tops SmartAsset’s List, “Boomtowns of 2017”

Smart Asset: The Top Boomtowns of 2017 The economy is finally starting to heat up. In fact, the economy is moving so fast the Federal Reserve recently increased the interest rate in an attempt to thwart potential inflation. But this growth has not taken place everywhere. Some places are booming more than others. Below we… Read more »

St. Petersburg EDC Names David R. Punzak 2018 Chairman

  PETERSBURG, Fla.– (Feb. 23, 2018) – David R. Punzak assumed the position of 2018 Chairman of the St. Petersburg Area Economic Development Corporation (EDC) at the organization’s first Annual Meeting in January. Punzak, Director and Assistant General Counsel at Tech Data Corporation and formerly a shareholder with the Carlton Fields law firm, was appointed… Read more »

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