Category: Community

Here’s what St. Pete wants next in the Edge District

St. Pete Catalyst By: Margie Manning January 9, 2019 The city of St. Petersburg hopes to replace the old police headquarters with a mixed-use development that includes retail, office, mixed-income housing and possibly a hotel. The preferred project, in the 1300 block of 1st Avenue North, is described in a Jan. 7 request for proposal, as… Read more »

The story of here: Communities embrace narrative, culture as key planning criteria

Business Observer Florida By: Brian Hartz November 30, 2018 There’s an undeniable buzz, a sense that something special is happening, in multiple Tampa Bay area communities. Consider downtown St. Petersburg and the distinctive, mural-filled districts that have popped up around it. Or across the bay in downtown Tampa, where features such as the Riverwalk and Julian… Read more »

St. Pete 10 years after the recession: A city with confidence

A decade after the Great Recession, the St. Petersburg business community is thriving. The city’s three publicly traded companies — Jabil Inc., Raymond James Financial Inc. and United Insurance Holdings Corp. — are expanding, and United Insurance is poised to build the first new office building in the downtown core in nearly 30 years. Unemployment… Read more »

St. Pete: One Hip, Artsy City

By: Karisa Klee It wasn’t my first trip to the St. Pete area, but it was my first time exploring downtown. I was super excited to experience a city I love in a completely different (yet, perhaps the most obvious) way. I spent my prior trips out on the water boating, soaking up the sun at… Read more »

SHINE St. Pete Mural Festival Captivates International Arts Community

For the fourth consecutive year, the SHINE Mural Festival returned to St. Pete, featuring six international, five national and 26 local artists, including nine wall artists, six “Coast Bike Wraps” and 12 “Corner Canvas” murals.  Led by local members of the arts community, SHINE transforms city streets into a curated, open-air museum showcasing large-scale murals. The… Read more »

Burgess Returns to St. Pete with Disruptive InsurTech Enterprise

Trevor Burgess is best known in the greater Tampa-St. Pete region for his leadership in the redevelopment of the Community Bank of Manatee to St. Petersburg-based, C1 Bank- a deal that led to the company’s public offering in 2014 and purchase by Bank OZK (formerly Bank of the Ozarks) in 2016 for $402 million. He… Read more »

EDC & Community Partners Host Pinellas Development Forum

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Oct. 2, 2018)-  The Greater St. Petersburg Area Economic Development Corporation (EDC) partnered with the City of St. Petersburg, Pinellas County Economic Development, RE/MAX Metro, and Pilot Bank  to host the ‘Southern Pinellas Top Projects and Financing Forum. President of the Greater St. Petersburg Economic Development Corporation, J.P. DuBuque welcomed attendees and… Read more »

St. Pete Shines at 36|86

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (September 20, 2018)-  The St. Petersburg Area EDC partnered with the City of St. Petersburg to bring the energy of the Sunshine City’s entrepreneurial ecosystem to Nashville for the annual 36|86 entrepreneurship conference in August 2018. EDC leadership led a team of St. Pete’s local entrepreneurs to Nashville for the two-day conference… Read more »

Gov. Scott: Tampa Bay Area Keeps Growing, Ranks Second for Job Creation

Florida Government Office of Rick Scott 45th Governor of Florida  St. Petersburg, Fla. (July 20, 2018) — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Tampa-St. Petersburg area added 30,500 new private-sector jobs in the last year, creating the second-highest number of jobs among all Florida metro areas. Tampa’s unemployment rate was a low 3.8 percent, down… 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 »