Category: Incentives

St. Petersburg named 27th city in US Ignite Smart Cities Network

St. Pete Catalyst  January 30, 2019 By: Megan Holmes  Major news came out of the inaugural Sunny Side Up Lecture Series held Wednesday morning at USF St. Petersburg’s Lynn Pippenger Hall. The event, which came out of a partnership developed between the USFSP Kate Tiedemann College of Business, the St. Petersburg Downtown Partnership, became the… Read more »

iSOCRATES Announces Headquarters Relocation to St. Pete at Inaugural Digital First Friday

ST. PETERSBURG, FL (January 29, 2019) – iSOCRATES, the global leader in Programmatic media and marketing planning and execution, announced that the company will relocate its headquarters from Connecticut to St. Petersburg and expects to create 50 new jobs over the next five years. Said Mayor Kriseman: “I am incredibly excited for the iSOCRATES expansion… Read more »

Workforce Resource Map Supports Local Employers

 Workforce Resource Map Supports Local Employers St. Petersburg EDC develops digital guide for local employers to best leverage available resources The site, StPeteWorkforce.com, classifies programs, incentives, and other resources into five categories: Recruiting, Training & Development, Incentives & Grants, Internships & Apprenticeships, and Diversity & Inclusion. “We wanted to create a place where local employers… 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 »

Opportunity Zones: The Benefits in St. Pete

Opportunity Zones, Opportunity Funds, St Pete, FL

Signed into law in late 2017, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 serves to incentivize investment in distressed communities by allowing the re-investment of assets, otherwise subject to a taxable gain, in a Qualified Opportunity Zone. Qualified Opportunity Zones are low income communities nominated by the governor of each U.S. state where reinvigoration… Read more »