Category: Affordability

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 »

Zillow Ranks Tampa-St. Pete Market No. 1 for First-Time Home Buyers

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (April 4, 2019)— For the second consecutive year, Zillow ranked the Tampa-St. Petersburg metro as the number one market for first-time homebuyers.  Zillow’s 2019 Best Markets for First-Time Buyers Analysis ranked the 35 largest U.S. housing markets based on where first-time buyers should have the most success moving into a home they love with… Read more »

10 Years of Change: Urban scene evolves in Downtown Tampa, St. Pete

83 Degrees Media Online BY: CHRISTOPHER CURRY March 12, 2019 Curtis Hixon Park attracts locals and tourists day and night. The Durkin family walks along the Tampa Riverwalk downtown. The St. Pete Pier under construction. Main dining and bar area of the new Blind Tiger in South Tampa/Hyde Park. 83 Degrees Media BY: CHRISTOPHER CURRY… 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 »

Opportunity Zones: The Benefits in St. Pete

Opportunity Zones, Opportunity Funds, St Pete, FL

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 »

St. Petersburg Ranks Among Top Cities in the U.S. for First-Time Home Buyers

“Best & Worst Cities for First-Time Home Buyers,” Wallet Hub By: Adam McCann July 16, 2018 Buying a home for the first time is an exciting and important milestone for many Americans. Their purchases make up a sizable chunk of the market, too. In 2017, 38% of all U.S. single-family home purchases were made by first-time buyers…. Read more »

Private Label Skin: Manufacturing Firm Chooses to Grow in St. Pete

Since its founding in 2012, Private Label Skin has aligned innovation in skincare with world-class manufacturing services. Serving predominately online marketers and retailers, PLS specializes in the anti-aging segment of the market with moisturizers, serums, eye creams, age reversal, wrinkle refinement, eye treatment, and skin lighteners. In addition, PLS manufacturers cleansers, toners, and nutraceutical products… Read more »