Category: Talent

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »