Category: Community

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 »

St. Petersburg EDC partners with Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital and USF-St. Petersburg to host ‘Big Data Analytics’

 “Artificial Intelligence models developed in St. Petersburg by Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, will help children all over the world,” said Mohamed Rehman, M.D., chair of the Department of Anesthesia at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital and professor of anesthesiology and critical care and pediatrics (pending academic review) with the Johns Hopkins University School of… Read more »

Florida Ranks #1 for ‘Best States for Higher Education’

Half of the weighting in the education rankings goes to higher education. The metrics involved include the shares of citizens in each state holding college degrees, with wide variances found among the states and regionally. In Massachusetts, ranked No. 8 among Best States overall, half the citizenry holds associate degrees or higher. New England in… Read more »

Where Entrepreneurs Go to Work and Play

Inc. Magazine Online Published: April 5, 2018   St. Petersburg was a different city when Brooke Boyd launched her brand-building agency, Hype Group, in 2009. Back then, she says it was a big deal when a new restaurant opened in town. “Now, it seems like we have five restaurants opening a day,” she adds. “The… Read more »

The Unexpected Haven for Entrepreneurs

Inc. Magazine Online With a remarkable focus on business development, St. Pete, Florida is becoming a hotspot for startups and small businesses. When Rachel Carpenter and her partner, Joseph French, were looking for a place to relocate their Chicago-based fin-tech business, Intrinio, they wanted to find a city focused on strategic business development, with access… Read more »

Tampa-St. Petersburg MSA Tops List for Corporate Relocations

Tampa Bay Business Journal Online The Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater metropolitan area is advancing up the ranks of communities that attract the most corporate relocations. The Tampa metro ranks No. 4 among the South Atlantic states on Site Selection magazine’s list of new and expanded corporate facilities in 2017, with 49 total projects last year. That’s up… Read more »