Category: Quality of Life

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 »

Cathie Wood’s ARK Invest Announces HQ Relocation to St. Pete + ARK Innovation Center

ARK Investment Management LLC (“ARK” or “ARK Invest”), an investment adviser focused solely on investing in disruptive innovation, announced the relocation of its corporate headquarters to St. Petersburg, Florida, effective November 1, 2021. “We are thrilled to relocate our corporate headquarters to St. Petersburg, Florida, as we believe the Tampa Bay region’s talent, innovative spirit, and quality of… Read more »

Forbes on St. Pete: From Stupor to Stupendous

Forbes magazine chronicles St. Petersburg’s “before and after” transformation, detailing how the city changed from a downtown empty at night to a “vibrant, artsy, lively” community. The article notes that the rejuvenation is due in part to: For the complete story, visit “Culture Continues Fueling Ascension of St. Petersburg.”

#1 Beach in America is St. Pete Beach According to Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor named St. Pete Beach the #1 beach in America and #5 in the world in its annual “Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best Awards,” saying it’s: “A great walking beach with white quartz sand, clear calm water, and seashells by the truckload. The most perfect place to watch the sun set over the… 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 »

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 »