Category: Key Factors

St. Pete Winnows Tropicana Site Proposals to Two Finalists

One of the Southeast’s most anticipated urban development projects moves forward, as St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman recently announced that he has narrowed the search for the developer for redevelopment of the 86-acre Tropicana Field site located in downtown St. Pete to two finalists. Both finalists, Midtown Development and Sugar Hill Community Partners/JMA Venture have… Read more »

USF Ranks 3rd in Nation and Top 30 in World in Sustainability Report

According to Times Higher Education’s annual “Impact Ratings,” The University of South Florida is one of the top universities influencing global sustainability, poverty, and more. The university was ranked No. 3 in the nation and No. 30 in the world when it comes to meeting the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. These goals mainly emphasize… Read more »

Tampa Bay Expected to Add More Than 2,000 Tech Jobs in 2021

According to CompTIA’s new annual “Cyberstates” report, Tampa Bay is among the top metro areas in the nation for job growth in the technology industry.  This organization breaks down the tech sector and tech workforce across the nation. The Tampa-St. Pete metro area has a well-founded hold, expecting to bring in 2,316 tech jobs by… Read more »

Tampa Bay Leads Nation in Small Business Employment

Tampa Bay Skyway Bridge

Even though, in the month of February, small business employment was on a downward trend nationally, the Tampa Bay metro area in Florida continued to have the best employment in the U.S. According to the February 2021 Small Business Employment Watch by Paychex, the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater MSA had the best small business employment.     Small businesses are truly the heart of St. Petersburg. With endless contributions,… Read more »

A Southern Migration

By: J.P. DuBuque, President & CEO at St. Petersburg Area Economic Development Corporation August 10, 2020 J.P. DuBuque, President & CEO, St. Petersburg Area Economic Development Corporation If you had told me when I graduated from Salisbury University with my master’s degree in 2001, the same place where I was born and raised, that I… Read more »

Tropicana Field Site Once-in-a-Decade Request for Redevelopment Proposal

Spanning 86 acres of publicly-owned land nestled in the middle of St. Pete, Florida, with one of the most vibrant and walkable downtowns in the nation, the Tropicana Field site represents a development opportunity unlike any other in the Southeast.  The City of St. Petersburg has dedicated a minimum of $75 million for infrastructure development… Read more »

Tech company Madison Cloud relocates from Baltimore to Tampa St. Pete

August 7, 2020 Source: St. Pete Catalyst By: Margie Manning Madison Cloud, a cloud and enterprise storage provider, has moved its headquarters from Baltimore to the Feather Sound area in Pinellas County. The relocation brings several high-skill jobs to the area and will help grow the local technology community. The new headquarters is a 2,000-square-foot… Read more »

Delocation 2.0: Covid-19 drives more Businesses South

Since 2011, one million people have left the areas of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut for other states. Bloomberg estimates that 277 people were leaving New York City every day prior to Covid-19. These departures are largely due to The Big Apple’s notoriously expensive real estate and taxes, both for individuals and for… Read more »