Category: Community

EDC Hosts Creative Arts & Design Industry Roundtable

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.– (February 28, 2018)- The St. Petersburg Area Economic Development Corporation (EDC) hosted its first Creative Arts & Design roundtable to better understand the industry and identify areas where the EDC and its community partners can provide support. The forum provided the opportunity for members of the creative community to voice the needs of their… Read more »

St. Petersburg Tops SmartAsset’s List, “Boomtowns of 2017”

Smart Asset: The Top Boomtowns of 2017 The economy is finally starting to heat up. In fact, the economy is moving so fast the Federal Reserve recently increased the interest rate in an attempt to thwart potential inflation. But this growth has not taken place everywhere. Some places are booming more than others. Below we… Read more »

St. Petersburg EDC Names David R. Punzak 2018 Chairman

  PETERSBURG, Fla.– (Feb. 23, 2018) – David R. Punzak assumed the position of 2018 Chairman of the St. Petersburg Area Economic Development Corporation (EDC) at the organization’s first Annual Meeting in January. Punzak, Director and Assistant General Counsel at Tech Data Corporation and formerly a shareholder with the Carlton Fields law firm, was appointed… Read more »

Jabil Expanding on Site of Current Headquarters in St. Petersburg

Tampa Bay Business Journal Online The largest company in St. Petersburg has decided to stay in the city and construct a new world headquarters at its current location. Jabil Inc. (NYSE: JBL) will expand operations at its current site at Roosevelt Boulevard and Dr. Martin Luther King Street North, the company said in a press release…. Read more »

St. Petersburg Area EDC Hosts First Annual Shareholders Meeting

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.(Jan. 25, 2018)- The St. Petersburg Area Economic Development Corporation, the organization responsible for the advancement of business recruitment, formation, expansion and retention of quality jobs and competitive businesses that will foster and maintain a diversified, year-round, and sustainable economy primarily for St. Petersburg, held its First Annual Shareholders Meeting at the Hilton… Read more »

Imagine Museum holds Official Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The arts and culture scene of St. Petersburg just became even richer. On January 23, community leaders gathered as Imagine Museum celebrated its official opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony. This new museum, located at 1901 Central Avenue in the Grand Central District, takes you on a journey through the history of glass as an… Read more »

Team Tampa Bay rolls out Amazon Proposal Videos

For Immediate Release Contact: J.P. DuBuque, President St. Petersburg Area Economic Development Corporation 727-460-6611 Team Tampa Bay rolls out Amazon Proposal Videos St. Petersburg, FL – (Oct. 19, 2017) – The St. Petersburg Area Economic Development Corporation, Pinellas County Economic Development, and Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation – the team that put together the… Read more »

EDC Founders Hold Historic First Meeting

The creators and funders of the St. Petersburg Area Economic Development Corporation (EDC) gathered together last week to celebrate the inaugural meeting of the new organization dedicated to growing jobs in St. Petersburg. “We have a unique opportunity to become the preferred destination for those businesses seeking the types of talent attracted by the growth… Read more »

Veteran recruiter J.P. DuBuque named St. Petersburg’s first EDC chief to bring jobs to the city

St. Petersburg is about to launch its first Economic Development Corp. dedicated to recruiting more and better jobs to the city, and this morning announced veteran corporate recruiter J.P. DuBuqu as the EDC’s first president. The creation of an EDC comes as St. Petersburg’s downtown enjoys a renaissance in cultural activities, restaurants, hotels and a… Read more »