Category: Opportunity

Florida Ranks Within Top Two for Best States for Business 2021

According to Chief Executive, both Texas and Florida are at the top of the annual rankings for best states for business in 2021. This is a huge win for the state because during 2020, “Sun, fun-and open” Florida had winning optics in a dismal year. Despite the global pandemic, near-economic collapse, civic unrest, a crazy… Read more »

Tampa Bay Expected to Add More Than 2,000 Tech Jobs in 2021

According to CompTIA’s new annual “Cyberstates” report, Tampa Bay is among the top metro areas in the nation for job growth in the technology industry.  This organization breaks down the tech sector and tech workforce across the nation. The Tampa-St. Pete metro area has a well-founded hold, expecting to bring in 2,316 tech jobs by… Read more »

Tampa Bay Leads Nation in Small Business Employment

Tampa Bay Skyway Bridge

Even though, in the month of February, small business employment was on a downward trend nationally, the Tampa Bay metro area in Florida continued to have the best employment in the U.S. According to the February 2021 Small Business Employment Watch by Paychex, the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater MSA had the best small business employment.     Small businesses are truly the heart of St. Petersburg. With endless contributions,… Read more »

A Southern Migration

By: J.P. DuBuque, President & CEO at St. Petersburg Area Economic Development Corporation August 10, 2020 J.P. DuBuque, President & CEO, St. Petersburg Area Economic Development Corporation If you had told me when I graduated from Salisbury University with my master’s degree in 2001, the same place where I was born and raised, that I… Read more »

Tropicana Field Site Once-in-a-Decade Request for Redevelopment Proposal

Spanning 86 acres of publicly-owned land nestled in the middle of St. Pete, Florida, with one of the most vibrant and walkable downtowns in the nation, the Tropicana Field site represents a development opportunity unlike any other in the Southeast.  The City of St. Petersburg has dedicated a minimum of $75 million for infrastructure development… Read more »

Tech company Madison Cloud relocates from Baltimore to Tampa St. Pete

August 7, 2020 Source: St. Pete Catalyst By: Margie Manning Madison Cloud, a cloud and enterprise storage provider, has moved its headquarters from Baltimore to the Feather Sound area in Pinellas County. The relocation brings several high-skill jobs to the area and will help grow the local technology community. The new headquarters is a 2,000-square-foot… Read more »

Top Talent Thrives in the Sunshine City

Once referred to as God’s waiting room, St. Petersburg is now a major talent hub for a broad range of industries. Within a 100 mile radius of St. Pete, there are 91 colleges and universities, including powerhouses like the University of Central Florida, Florida State University, and University of Florida. These institutions fuel the ‘Burg’s… Read more »

St. Pete EDC Celebrates Milestone Third Year

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida– (Feb. 7, 2020) – Business and community leaders joined the Greater St. Petersburg Area Economic Development Corporation for the EDC’s third Annual Meeting on February 6 at the Vinoy Golf Club. The evening event, sponsored by PNC Bank, featured highlights from the EDC’s inaugural three years, a 2020 outlook, and a transition… Read more »

Jobs Podcast features St. Pete

President of the Greater St. Petersburg Area Economic Development Corporation, J.P. DuBuque sits down with Chad Chancellor of the Next Move Group’s Jobs Podcast to talk about St. Pete’s strategic approach to economic development and how the community works together to preserve the ‘Burg’s unique culture and character. “Some people call it a little bit… Read more »

St. Pete Makes a Name for itself with NYC Firms

ST. PETERSBURG, FL (October 2, 2019)— A cohort representing St. Pete’s financial services leaders joined the Greater St. Petersburg Area EDC in Times Square on October 25 to talk to New York-based companies about the business opportunity in the Sunshine City.  Immediately following the media panel, Elwyn and Penney joined Co-Founder and CEO of Intrinio… Read more »