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St. Petersburg Ranks No. 39 in U.S. for Affordable Living

Tampa Bay Times Online By: Hannah Denham August 17, 2018 ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — St. Petersburg is beating the national averages on affordable homeownership, according to a SmartAsset study. The financial technology company ranked 115 of the biggest cities in the U.S., measured by mortgage payments, property taxes and closing costs. The study determined a city… Read more »

St. Petersburg Ranks No. 39 in U.S. for Affordable Living

Tampa Bay Times Online By: Hannah Denham August 17, 2018 ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — St. Petersburg is beating the national averages on affordable homeownership, according to a SmartAsset study. The financial technology company ranked 115 of the biggest cities in the U.S., measured by mortgage payments, property taxes and closing costs. The study determined a city… Read more »

Sunshine City Brews & Beyond

CC: Visit St. Pete-Clearwater The increasing popularity of the modern craft beer industry in communities across the U.S. is no secret.  According to IBISWorld, craft beer industry revenue has grown more than 300% since 2007, and shows no sign of stopping any time soon. St. Petersburg’s craft beer scene, in particular, has exploded in the… Read more »

Opportunity Zones: The Benefits in St. Pete

Signed into law in late 2017, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 serves to incentivize investment in distressed communities by allowing the re-investment of assets, otherwise subject to a taxable gain, in a Qualified Opportunity Zone. Qualified Opportunity Zones are low income communities nominated by the governor of each U.S. state where reinvigoration… Read more »

New All Children’s Building Opens Door to Discovery

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Online By: Mike Stephenson Sept. 20, 2018  From certain angles, the windows of the new Johns Hopkins All Children’s Research and Education Building reflect both the hospital and the Outpatient Care Center, capturing the inclusive and collaborative nature the structure is designed to promote. The $95 million, 225,000-square-foot building was publicly unveiled during… Read more »

St. Pete Shines at 36|86

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (September 20, 2018)-  The St. Petersburg Area EDC partnered with the City of St. Petersburg to bring the energy of the Sunshine City’s entrepreneurial ecosystem to Nashville for the annual 36|86 entrepreneurship conference in August 2018. EDC leadership led a team of St. Pete’s local entrepreneurs to Nashville for the two-day conference… Read more »

Statewide Growth of Florida Economy Mimics Trend in St. Petersburg

Each year, more than 6,000 visitors from around the globe flock to St. Pete’s booming arts and culture scene, vibrant downtown, and pristine parks and beaches. Even more impressive- the influx of businesses gravitating to the Sunshine City’s pro-business environment, favorable tax climate and strategic location. In the midst of just seven days, the state… Read more »

University of South Florida-led Team Deploys Tsunami Buoy Test in Tampa Bay

St. Petersburg is characterized by 260 miles of waterfront and is home to the largest marine and environmental sciences community in the Southeast. The city’s marine science hub is situated within walking distance to downtown and next to major research and higher education institutions, along with leaders of the field including NOAA, the Florida Institute of Oceanography,… Read more »

OZK Labs, Syniverse Innovation Lab are key to attracting, keeping talent in Tampa-St. Pete

St. Petersburg, recently named Florida’s fastest-growing tech hub,  is home to a unique combination of high-growth start-ups and Fortune 500 giants. In addition to its many arts and business districts, The Sunshine City’s downtown corridor poses ten innovation labs within steps of one another. OZK Labs is the in-house tech development team that Little Rock,… Read more »

St. Pete EDC Partners with Ocean Team to host Marine Science Roundtable

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.– (August 22, 2018)- The St. Petersburg Area Economic Development Corporation (EDC) hosted its first Marine Science roundtable to better understand the industry and identify areas where the EDC and its community partners can provide support. More than 20 members of the St. Petersburg Ocean Team and business leaders with close ties to the Marine… Read more »

Spotlight: Power Design

Between over 200 active projects, 500 St. Pete based employees, and accumulative revenues exceeding $2 billion dollars, Power Design is one of the leading electrical contractors in the United States. The company’s commitment to customer service and employee satisfaction has enabled them to partner with the top 100 general contractors as ranked by Engineering News-Record…. Read more »

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