Category: Key Factors

Pride is Paramount in St. Pete

In St. Pete, equality matters. The Sunshine City strives to embody #WeAreStPete in all ways, and intentional inclusivity is a principle of St. Petersburg’s accountable and responsible government. St. Pete welcomes and supports the LGBTQ+ community, and is recognized as one of the LGBTQ+-friendliest cities to live and work. For more than two decades St…. Read more »

St. Pete Ranks as a Top Corporate Headquarters Choice in the ‘New Normal’

A new national site selection study names St. Petersburg, Florida one of the top 15 sites in the country for corporate headquarters following the pandemic and the associated trends in remote work and worker attraction. John H. Boyd, Jr., principal of The Boyd Company, told Site Selection magazine that as corporations are downsizing their headquarters… Read more »

St. Pete is a Pet-Lover’s Paradise

St. Petersburg, Florida is “pawsitively purrfect” for pet lovers. Commercial Café recently named St. Pete one of the top 20 cities in the U.S. for dog owners, and whether your four-legged friend is canine or feline, you’ll find the Sunshine City to be furry friendly. Canine companions are welcome in St. Pete. The City has:… Read more »

Fintech Flourishes in St. Pete

The financial technology sector continues to flourish in St. Petersburg, most recently with the debut of the new Fintech Center at the University of South Florida’s Muma College of Business. This “hub of excellence” will bring academic research, world-class teaching, business engagement, and innovations surrounding the expanding financial technology sector under one roof on the… Read more »

Fintech Accelerator Launches in St. Pete

Tampa Bay Wave and the University of South Florida Muma College of Business announced that St. Petersburg will be the site of the FinTech|X 2022 Accelerator program cohort consisting of 16 high-growth fintech startups from across the United States and abroad, including companies from Israel, England, Saudi Arabia, and Germany. Of the 16 startups, three… Read more »

Female Founders Choose St. Petersburg, Florida

It’s no surprise that women-owned businesses are thriving in St. Petersburg, Florida. Drawn by St. Pete’s business-friendly environment, innovation, and entrepreneurial support, women founders are choosing the collaborative and inclusive community of St. Pete. Sheffie Robinson, Photo: Shamrck St. Pete has the distinction of being a funky beach town that is exceptionally business-friendly. Sheffie Robinson,… Read more »

St. Pete Cybersecurity Firm Partners with AWS

Cybersecurity firm Code-X, which launched last year in St. Petersburg, recently announced a partnership with Amazon Web Services, an Amazon company, to bring increased security capabilities to the full AWS realm, including AWS National Security solutions. With Code-X’s acceptance into the AWS Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Accelerate Program, a focused AWS co-sell program, the company’s… Read more »

Canadian Tech Firm Relocation to St. Pete Spurred by ‘Overwhelmingly Great Resources and Support for Startups’

What incentivizes a company to relocate? Spontivly co-founder Marissa Huggins notes that “Incentivization is about support, which takes shape in so many ways. It’s more than just money.” The Canadian-based community management platform wanted to move to the United States to be closer to the bulk of its customer base, 90% of which is in… Read more »

AI Career Exploration Platform Shamrck Relocates to St. Pete

Sheffie Robinson’s company Shamrck reflects the real-world problem of preparing students for future careers. Shamrcks’s career exploration platform helps education systems use artificial intelligence to analyze pathways to success for middle school and high school students, whether they’re bound for enrollment in college, employment immediately post-high school, enlistment in the military, or entrepreneurship and starting… Read more »