Category: Innovation

Ukrainian Tech Provider, NIX United Opens U.S. HQ in St. Petersburg, FL

The software development firm, NIX United has officially opened the doors of its U.S. headquarters in sunny St. Petersburg, Florida. NIX has been actively operating in the U.S. since 1994, and recently identified the Tampa-St. Petersburg region as an optimal location for its available talent, strategic location, and cost-effective business environment. “We considered several communities… Read more »

Tech company Pipedrive opens second office in St. Petersburg

Office will be staffed to maintain world-class support to assure that Pipedrive users maximize the value of its #1 user-rated* CRM software St. Petersburg, FL. —August 23, 2019—Pipedrive, the first customer relationship management platform built from the salesperson’s point of view, announced that it has officially opened an office in St. Petersburg at 490 First… Read more »

EV outliers: Oslo, San Francisco…and St. Petersburg?

Charged Electric Vehicles Magazine By: Charles Morris August 3, 2019 Many readers are surprised to learn that Charged is headquartered not in California, but in St. Petersburg, Florida. Once a sleepy retirement center nicknamed “God’s Waiting Room,” nowadays “The Burg” is a hipster hotspot, replete with art galleries, craft breweries and vegan eateries. Another distinction that places… Read more »

10 Things You Didn’t Know about doing Business in the ‘Burg

Since 1970, the median age in St. Pete has decreased 3.3 years, while the U.S.’s median age has increased by 9.9 years. St. Pete was named one of the fastest-growing cities by Forbes (2018) with a total population of nearly 266,000. The Sunshine City has seen a major influx of millennial-aged residents, routinely ranking a… Read more »

ECOncrete’s Innovative Environmental Solutions Grow in St. Pete

ECOncrete – Bringing Concrete to Life from PortXL on Vimeo. The bio-enhancing concrete provider, ECOncrete, celebrated the first seawall panel produced in partnership with Marinetek at the newly revived Commerce Park in South St. Petersburg. Founded in 2012, ECOncrete provides high-quality, cost effective concrete products including, bio-enhancing concrete additives, science based designed forms and form… Read more »

Business in the ‘Burg

Industry leaders spanning Marine & Life Sciences, Financial Services, and Creative sectors choose to grow their operations and their careers in St. Pete. We sat down with star of TLC’s, The Little Couple, Dr. Jen Arnold of Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, Founder & CEO of Dynasty Financial Partners, Shirl Penney, Founder of Echo Bridge,… Read more »

Jabil Opens Innovation Center in St. Pete as Part of $67 million HQ Expansion

Photo courtesy of St. Pete Catalyst: St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman and Mark Mondello, CEO, Jabil, shake hands after cutting the ribbon on Jabil’s new Innovation Center. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (March 28, 2019)— Jabil, (NYSE: JBL) the largest company headquartered in St. Pete with projected revenue of more than $26 billion this year, celebrated the completion… Read more »

A Florida First: St. Pete Tapped as a Smart Gigabit Community

Spectrum Bay News 9’s Al Ruechel moderates a panel discussion with St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman, Executive Director of the St. Petersburg Innovation District Alison Barlow, and Florida Senator Jeff Brandes (not pictured). ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (March 25, 2019) — The Sunshine City joins the likes of Austin and Chattanooga, as one of U.S. Ignite’s Smart… Read more »

Israeli Accelerator Partnership attracts Innovative Startups to St. Pete

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (March 14, 2019) —The St. Petersburg Area Economic Development Corporation (EDC) partnered with the Florida-Israel Business Accelerator (FIBA) for the second consecutive year to host Israeli companies considering a U.S. Operation in St. Petersburg. The forum, held at Red Mesa’s downtown rooftop, De Santo, provided the opportunity for three of FIBA’s accelerator companies to connect with investors, potential… 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 »