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Opportunity Zones: The Benefits in St. Pete

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Background: 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 …

St. Pete Shines at 36|86

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (September 20, 2018)-  The St. Petersburg Area EDC partnered with the City of St. Petersburg to bring the energy of the Sunshine City’s entrepreneurial ecosystem to Nashville …

Gov. Scott: Tampa Bay Area Keeps Growing, Ranks Second for Job Creation

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Florida Government Office of Rick Scott 45th Governor of Florida  St. Petersburg, Fla. (July 20, 2018) — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Tampa-St. Petersburg area added 30,500 new private-sector …

Private Label Skin: Manufacturing Firm Chooses to Grow in St. Pete

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Since its founding in 2012, Private Label Skin has aligned innovation in skincare with world-class manufacturing services. Serving predominately online marketers and retailers, PLS specializes in the anti-aging segment of …

Meet the Companies Event Brings 6 Innovative Companies to St. Pete

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.-(June 6, 2018) – The St. Petersburg Area Economic Development Corporation (EDC) partnered with the Florida-Israel Business Accelerator (FIBA) to host 6 Israeli companies considering a U.S. Operation …

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

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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.

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

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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, …