Category: Quality of Life

St. Pete Ranks as a Top Corporate Headquarters Choice in the ‘New Normal’

A new national site selection study names St. Petersburg, Florida one of the top 15 sites in the country for corporate headquarters following the pandemic and the associated trends in remote work and worker attraction. John H. Boyd, Jr., principal of The Boyd Company, told Site Selection magazine that as corporations are downsizing their headquarters… Read more »

St. Pete is a Pet-Lover’s Paradise

St. Petersburg, Florida is “pawsitively purrfect” for pet lovers. Commercial Café recently named St. Pete one of the top 20 cities in the U.S. for dog owners, and whether your four-legged friend is canine or feline, you’ll find the Sunshine City to be furry friendly. Canine companions are welcome in St. Pete. The City has:… Read more »

AI Career Exploration Platform Shamrck Relocates to St. Pete

Sheffie Robinson’s company Shamrck reflects the real-world problem of preparing students for future careers. Shamrcks’s career exploration platform helps education systems use artificial intelligence to analyze pathways to success for middle school and high school students, whether they’re bound for enrollment in college, employment immediately post-high school, enlistment in the military, or entrepreneurship and starting… Read more »

St. Pete New Year’s Resolutions

This is the year we are going to: Learn to kiteboard. Play pickleball. Take a full tour of the Gulp Coast. Work off the Gulp Coast tour by patronizing places like Craft Kafe and Black Radish. Attend 1 Million Cups at the St. Pete Greenhouse. Bike to all the SHINE murals. Enjoy the Ode to… Read more »

How and Why NY Financial Services Firm Chose to Relocate to St. Pete: Dynasty in Forbes

Dynasty Financial Partners CEO Shirl Penney says in Forbes that his firm first considered relocating from New York City because they were certain moving would give Dynasty a “significant competitive advantage” through “expanding our operating margins by lowering expenses while simultaneously enhancing our employees’ quality of life.” In 2019, Dynasty relocated to St. Petersburg, Florida… Read more »

Cathie Wood Tells Milken Institute St. Pete is ‘Young, Vibrant Town’

Although she swore she’d “never live in Florida,” ARK Invest’s Cathie Wood now describes herself at “St. Pete’s official ambassador” at the Milken Institute’s 2021 Global Conference where she discussed Tesla, crypto, China and investing. “St. Pete is a young, vibrant town,” she says, “focused on culture, arts, music,” with “very friendly people from all… Read more »

Financial Services CEO tells Entrepreneur St. Pete Relocation was ‘One of the Best Business Decisions I Ever Made’

Financial services firm CEO Shirl Penney tells Entrepreneur how relocating to St. Pete increased his company’s finances and ability to invest in technology for the business while also improving his employees’ quality of life. Dynasty Financial Partners relocated to St. Petersburg in 2019, driven by financial factors like cost of living and tax environments, and… Read more »

St. Pete is #1 for Outdoor Enthusiasts

Where’s the best place for people who like to be outside? “St. Petersburg, Florida, is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts,” according to, which ranked St. Pete the #1 city in the country for outdoor enthusiasts to live and work. SmartAsset ranked 95 cities on: St. Petersburg received an overall score of 100. Earlier this… Read more »

Solving a Financial Data Problem Leads to Tech Startup in St. Pete

Often with technology startups, you run into a problem. When you try to solve the problem, you end up with a business. That’s exactly what happened to Rachel Carpenter, the founder & CEO of Intrinio.  Intrinio is a financial data technology company on a mission to power fintech innovation by providing high-quality data to developers… Read more »