Category: Community

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

The Southeast’s Best Kept Secret: St. Pete, You’re Welcome

What most people don’t know is that the St. Petersburg area and St. Pete Beach—it’s like the best kept secret in the Southeast. People are friendly, and they’re welcoming to you. So much exciting technology and innovation is going on. It’s happening all right here in St. Petersburg. Everyone seems so enthusiastic about what’s going… Read more »

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 »

Florida Ranks Within Top Two for Best States for Business 2021

According to Chief Executive, both Texas and Florida are at the top of the annual rankings for best states for business in 2021. This is a huge win for the state because during 2020, “Sun, fun-and open” Florida had winning optics in a dismal year. Despite the global pandemic, near-economic collapse, civic unrest, a crazy… Read more »