Category: Opportunity

Tampa-St. Petersburg Region Poised for Startups and Women Entrepreneurs

Ecosystems that support entrepreneurs and innovation hubs are sprouting across America. Regions of the country are working hard to be startup havens. This includes creating an environment that supports innovations and helps investors find the next bold idea. Silicon Valley is a luminous example. However, emerging regions include Florida, Colorado, Oregon and Georgia. What do these emerging regions have in common and how are they competing? Factors include an entrepreneurial ecosystem, strong startup density, a culture that supports innovation, strong higher education system, home to large corporations, access to capital and availability of talent. Taking these factors into consideration, the Tampa Bay region is poising itself for explosive growth, especially for startups and women entrepreneurs.

Fortune 500 Companies Announce Major Expansions in St. Petersburg

In the last six months, two of St. Pete’s Fortune 500 companies, Jabil (NYSE: JBL) and Raymond James (NYSE: RFJ), announced major expansion plans for their current headquarter sites in St. Petersburg, Florida. In February 2018, Jabil, electronics manufacturer of everything from iPhone circuit boards to Philadelphia cream cheese tubs, announced that it will rebuild… Read more »

Presence Doubling Company Size in St. Petersburg

PETERSBURG, Fla.– (Feb. 1, 2018) – Presence, a campus engagement platform and technology startup based in downtown St. Petersburg, experienced tremendous growth in 2017 and is bringing its momentum well into 2018. Reuben Pressman, founder, and CEO of Presence, formerly Check I’m Here, announced his company more than doubled staff count from 15 to 32… Read more »

Raymond James Undergoing Major Expansion in St. Pete

Tampa Bay Business Journal Online By: Margie Manning Jan. 8, 2018 Construction is expected to begin later this year on road improvements in the Carillon Office Park that were the catalyst for expansion by Raymond James Financial Inc. Raymond James (NYSE: RJF), a financial services provider that’s already the largest private employer in St. Petersburg, will add 650 jobs… Read more »

Tampa-St. Pete Metro Ranks No. 1 for ‘Best City for Women Entrepreneurs’

Business.org Joshua Adamson-Pickett | 03/26/18 America is home to more than 11.6 million women-owned businesses.1 From employment rates to equal pay, see which American cities rank the best for women entrepreneurs. At Business.org, we’re all about learning what it takes to start and run successful businesses. And with 39% of all US businesses owned by women,2 we wanted to… Read more »

FloridaMakes, City of St. Petersburg and St. Petersburg EDC to Host Manufacturing Mondays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.- (March 1, 2018) – FloridaMakes, the statewide, industry-led partnership that measurably advances Florida’s high-wage manufacturing sector, has partnered with the City of St. Petersburg and the St. Petersburg Area Economic Development Corporation (EDC) to host a monthly “Manufacturing Monday.” On the third Monday of each month during 2018, the partnership will seek… 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 »

Eckerd College Announces Debut of Multi-Million Dollar Visual Arts Center

I Love the Burg & RKC.me The arts are alive in the Sunshine City. Telltale signs of this are evident along the radiant, mural coated walls through the 600 Block and the EDGE District. It’s evident in the nationally acclaimed exhibit halls of the Museum of Fine Arts and The Salvador Dali Museum. It’s evident… 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 »

InsideOut: High-Tech, High-Growth in St. Pete

18 months ago, Chad Nuss moved from Silicon Valley to co-found InsideOut with Christina Cherry as the world’s first Sales Innovation Lab. With deep roots in high-tech communities in Silicon Valley and San Francisco, they aim to bring that passion and experience to St. Petersburg: creating high-tech jobs and growth opportunities for their employees. In… Read more »