Category: Affordability

How and Why NY Financial Services Firm Chose to Relocate to St. Pete: Dynasty in Forbes

Dynasty Financial Partners CEO Shirl Penney says in Forbes that his firm first considered relocating from New York City because they were certain moving would give Dynasty a “significant competitive advantage” through “expanding our operating margins by lowering expenses while simultaneously enhancing our employees’ quality of life.” In 2019, Dynasty relocated to St. Petersburg, Florida… Read more »

Financial Services CEO tells Entrepreneur St. Pete Relocation was ‘One of the Best Business Decisions I Ever Made’

Financial services firm CEO Shirl Penney tells Entrepreneur how relocating to St. Pete increased his company’s finances and ability to invest in technology for the business while also improving his employees’ quality of life. Dynasty Financial Partners relocated to St. Petersburg in 2019, driven by financial factors like cost of living and tax environments, and… Read more »

Solving a Financial Data Problem Leads to Tech Startup in St. Pete

Often with technology startups, you run into a problem. When you try to solve the problem, you end up with a business. That’s exactly what happened to Rachel Carpenter, the founder & CEO of Intrinio.  Intrinio is a financial data technology company on a mission to power fintech innovation by providing high-quality data to developers… Read more »

Innovation Lives Here: St. Pete, You’re Welcome

There’s a corporate sameness that’s dulling the edge of tech meccas in America, but there’s one city that’s changing the game. St. Pete. A haven for the brilliant minds fleeing four-hour commutes and corporate buyouts—companies are finding St. Pete the perfect place to establish an innovation hub where their investments go four times further than… 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 »

Jobs Podcast features St. Pete

President of the Greater St. Petersburg Area Economic Development Corporation, J.P. DuBuque sits down with Chad Chancellor of the Next Move Group’s Jobs Podcast to talk about St. Pete’s strategic approach to economic development and how the community works together to preserve the ‘Burg’s unique culture and character. “Some people call it a little bit… Read more »

10 Things You Didn’t Know about doing Business in the ‘Burg

Since 1970, the median age in St. Pete has decreased 3.3 years, while the U.S.’s median age has increased by 9.9 years. St. Pete was named one of the fastest-growing cities by Forbes (2018) with a total population of nearly 266,000. The Sunshine City has seen a major influx of millennial-aged residents, routinely ranking a… Read more »

Business in the ‘Burg

Industry leaders spanning Marine & Life Sciences, Financial Services, and Creative sectors choose to grow their operations and their careers in St. Pete. We sat down with star of TLC’s, The Little Couple, Dr. Jen Arnold of Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, Founder & CEO of Dynasty Financial Partners, Shirl Penney, Founder of Echo Bridge,… Read more »