Category: Community

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Top Talent Thrives in the Sunshine City

Once referred to as God’s waiting room, St. Petersburg is now a major talent hub for a broad range of industries. Within a 100 mile radius of St. Pete, there are 91 colleges and universities, including powerhouses like the University of Central Florida, Florida State University, and University of Florida. These institutions fuel the ‘Burg’s… Read more »

Virus or not; ‘Burgers stand together

The Sunshine City’s community-first spirit shines brighter now more than ever, as businesses band together during the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. Every ‘Burger from major corporate leaders to individual residents is stepping up to ensure St. Pete is supported during this difficult time. Uplifting Healthcare Heros While many of us are quarantined at home, thousands of… Read more »