Category: Talent

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

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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 »

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 »

St. Pete EDC Celebrates Milestone Third Year

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida– (Feb. 7, 2020) – Business and community leaders joined the Greater St. Petersburg Area Economic Development Corporation for the EDC’s third Annual Meeting on February 6 at the Vinoy Golf Club. The evening event, sponsored by PNC Bank, featured highlights from the EDC’s inaugural three years, a 2020 outlook, and a transition… Read more »

Chicago-based Insurtech Firm Expands in St. Pete

ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. & CHICAGO — November 6, 2019 — Kin Insurance, the insurance startup reinventing home insurance for catastrophe-prone areas with easy, affordable coverage and world-class customer service, today announced the launch of its new mobile home insurance offering for Floridians and the opening of its office in St. Petersburg. Kin’s mobile home insurance offering… Read more »

St. Pete Makes a Name for itself with NYC Firms

ST. PETERSBURG, FL (October 2, 2019)— A cohort representing St. Pete’s financial services leaders joined the Greater St. Petersburg Area EDC in Times Square on October 25 to talk to New York-based companies about the business opportunity in the Sunshine City.  Immediately following the media panel, Elwyn and Penney joined Co-Founder and CEO of Intrinio… Read more »

St. Pete Rocks the Headquarters Relocation Business

Business Observer Florida By: Mark Gordon May 3, 2019 The sun shines bright on St. Petersburg in the race to win headquarters relocations. Says one official: ‘We are just getting started.’ Christmas came early to St. Petersburg economic development officials in 2014, when, on Dec. 10, New York City-based outsourcing and logistics company iQor announced… Read more »