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Up close: Meet St. Pete’s economic cheerleader J.P. DuBuque

St. Pete Catalyst By: Bill DeYoung Published: May 9, 2018   St. Petersburg has no shortage of cheerleaders who work tirelessly to tell the world about the city’s many charms and advantages. J.P. DuBuque doesn’t wax poetic about the beaches, the warm weather or the burgeoning arts community, although those things always figure somehow in… Read more »

Up close: Meet St. Pete’s economic cheerleader J.P. DuBuque

St. Pete Catalyst By: Bill DeYoung Published: May 9, 2018   St. Petersburg has no shortage of cheerleaders who work tirelessly to tell the world about the city’s many charms and advantages. J.P. DuBuque doesn’t wax poetic about the beaches, the warm weather or the burgeoning arts community, although those things always figure somehow in… Read more »

Rick Kriseman and St. Pete EDC head to San Francisco on first business development mission

Tampa Bay Times By: Rick Danielson May 8, 2018 ST. PETERSBURG — For its first-ever business development trip, the Greater St. Petersburg Area Economic Development Corp. headed to San Francisco, the tech-business world’s pricey capital, with a pitch about another bay area where sticker shock is not so big an issue. “San Francisco is a… Read more »

HCIQ Discusses Data Visualization Tools at EDC-USFSP Roundtable

USF-St. Petersburg Kate Tiedemann College of Business  Article and photographs by Erin Murphy, KTCOB Marketing and Communications. The Kate Tiedemann College of Business partnered with the St. Petersburg Economic Development Corporation (EDC) on March 29 to bring local business leaders an exclusive Data Analytics Roundtable event. The event continued the conversation about data analytics that… Read more »

Presence Doubling Company Size in St. Petersburg

PETERSBURG, Fla.– (Feb. 1, 2018) – Presence, a campus engagement platform and technology startup based in downtown St. Petersburg, experienced tremendous growth in 2017 and is bringing its momentum well into 2018. Reuben Pressman, founder, and CEO of Presence, formerly Check I’m Here, announced his company more than doubled staff count from 15 to 32… Read more »

St. Pete-based Callyo Leading Path for Innovative Police Technology

Callyo, a mobile technology company for law enforcement based in St. Pete, has more than doubled their office size to keep up with major growth. Their mission: Advance mobile technology for law enforcement investigators to create a safer world for children.  Named one of GovTech’s Top 100 companies in 2017 focused on and making a difference for… Read more »

Where Entrepreneurs Go to Work and Play

Inc. Magazine Online Published: April 5, 2018   St. Petersburg was a different city when Brooke Boyd launched her brand-building agency, Hype Group, in 2009. Back then, she says it was a big deal when a new restaurant opened in town. “Now, it seems like we have five restaurants opening a day,” she adds. “The… Read more »

The Unexpected Haven for Entrepreneurs

Inc. Magazine Online With a remarkable focus on business development, St. Pete, Florida is becoming a hotspot for startups and small businesses. When Rachel Carpenter and her partner, Joseph French, were looking for a place to relocate their Chicago-based fin-tech business, Intrinio, they wanted to find a city focused on strategic business development, with access… 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 »

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