Category: Talent

EDC Investor Event features Site Selection Magazine’s Ron Starner

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (May 17, 2019)— Greater St. Petersburg Area EDC Investors gathered at Green Bench Brewing’s newest tasting room for the organization’s second investor-exclusive event of 2019.  The forum, sponsored by public relations and communications firm Tucker/Hall,  featured Executive Vice President of Conway Inc. and Site Selection Magazine, Ron Starner, who shared his insights… Read more »

Business in the ‘Burg

Industry leaders spanning Marine & Life Sciences, Financial Services, and Creative sectors choose to grow their operations and their careers in St. Pete. We sat down with star of TLC’s, The Little Couple, Dr. Jen Arnold of Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, Founder & CEO of Dynasty Financial Partners, Shirl Penney, Founder of Echo Bridge,… Read more »

Bama Sea Products Expands in St. Pete

The St. Pete-based seafood manufacturing firm, Bama Sea Products, Inc. added twenty new jobs to its growing team, with plans to create an additional thirty new jobs in the next several months. As a result of the EDC’s partnerships with CareerSource Pinellas and the City’s St. Pete Works program, the EDC was able to secure… Read more »

Workforce Resource Map 2.0 Supports Local Employers

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.–(April 16, 2019)— The Greater St. Petersburg Area Economic Development Corporation (EDC) released the 2.0 version of its digital workforce platform, Workforce Resource Map with significant enhancements to better meet the needs of growing businesses in St. Petersburg. The platform, created in partnership with CareerEdge in December 2018, showcases a comprehensive listing of workforce-related… Read more »

Behind the Scenes of the Dynasty Deal with Founder & CEO Shirl Penney

Shirl Penney, Founder & CEO of Dynasty Financial Partners In February 2019, the New York City-based wealth management and technology provider, Dynasty Financial Partners, announced the relocation of its headquarters from Manhattan to St. Petersburg, Florida. Founder & CEO of Dynasty Financial Partners, Shirl Penney shares why St. Pete proved to be the perfect fit for… Read more »

Major government contractor L3 chooses ‘fantastic’ St. Pete for new headquarters and testing

Downtown St. Petersburg will be the new headquarters of the commercial aviation solutions unit of L3 Technologies, one of the nation’s biggest government contractors Tampa Bay Times By: Susan Taylor Martin January 3, 2019 ST. PETERSBURG — Downtown St. Petersburg will be the new headquarters of the commercial aviation solutions unit of L3 Technologies, one… Read more »

Workforce Resource Map Supports Local Employers

 Workforce Resource Map Supports Local Employers St. Petersburg EDC develops digital guide for local employers to best leverage available resources The site, StPeteWorkforce.com, classifies programs, incentives, and other resources into five categories: Recruiting, Training & Development, Incentives & Grants, Internships & Apprenticeships, and Diversity & Inclusion. “We wanted to create a place where local employers… Read more »

Inside the deal: St. Pete company lands seven-figure investment from one of the world’s biggest tech firms

St. Pete Catalyst By: Margie Manning November 27, 2018 Photo by Jared Brashier on Unsplash Japanese tech giant SoftBank started out as a customer before it became an investor in 5×5 Technologies Inc., a drone support company in St. Petersburg. SoftBank pumped $4.4 million into 5×5 in a funding round in August. While 5×5 disclosed… Read more »

Track5Media Opens in St. Petersburg

Tampa Bay Business Journal Online recruitment firm Track5Media has expanded beyond its Lancaster, Pennsylvania base with a new office in downtown St. Petersburg. The 1,400-square-foot office, at 112 2nd Ave. NE, near the Sundial retail plaza, currently houses five Track5Media workers, or about 25 percent of the company’s full-time workforce. Additional hiring is expected for… Read more »

Presence Releases Essential Workforce Readiness and Experiential Learning Product

St. Petersburg, FL: Presence, a higher education market leader known for helping collect and understand student involvement data and its connection to student retention and graduation rates, has released its most advanced feature set to-date: the Co-Curricular Opportunities Platform. These new features released are designed to increase student success after graduation by focusing on experiential… Read more »