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Pride is Paramount in St. Pete

In St. Pete, equality matters. The Sunshine City strives to embody #WeAreStPete in all ways, and intentional inclusivity is a principle of St. Petersburg’s accountable and responsible government. St. Pete welcomes and supports the LGBTQ+ community, and is recognized as one of the LGBTQ+-friendliest cities to live and work. For more than two decades St…. Read more »

From Penn State to St. Pete: Agtech Startup Phospholutions Announces St. Petersburg, Florida Hub

What happens when you combine a deep knowledge of plant science, curiosity about commercializing plant technology, and a burning passion for the environment? If you’re CEO Hunter Swisher, you create agtech startup Phospholutions, which just announced a new hub in St. Petersburg, Florida. Phosphorus is an element of fertilizer used on everything from farms to… Read more »

Executives Unlock Leadership Potential at Eckerd Leadership Development Institute

What do AT&T, Carolina Power & Light, Citicorp, Frito-Lay, and Staples all have in common? They are just a few of the companies whose leaders have unlocked their leadership potential through the Leadership Development Institute (LDI) at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida. Fortune 500 companies and organizations from around the globe send senior, midlevel,… Read more »

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 »

What are Fintech’s Most Overrated and Underrated Trends of 2022?

Fintech entrepreneur Rachel Carpenter, CEO and founder of Intrinio, gives her take on the most underrated and overrated fintech trends of 2022 to date. Intrinio is just one of the innovative fintech companies that chose to locate in St. Petersburg, Florida, where fintech is flourishing. Our view on the hottest fintech trend?  There’s no better… Read more »

Fintech Flourishes in St. Pete

The financial technology sector continues to flourish in St. Petersburg, most recently with the debut of the new Fintech Center at the University of South Florida’s Muma College of Business. This “hub of excellence” will bring academic research, world-class teaching, business engagement, and innovations surrounding the expanding financial technology sector under one roof on the… Read more »

Fintech Accelerator Launches in St. Pete

Tampa Bay Wave and the University of South Florida Muma College of Business announced that St. Petersburg will be the site of the FinTech|X 2022 Accelerator program cohort consisting of 16 high-growth fintech startups from across the United States and abroad, including companies from Israel, England, Saudi Arabia, and Germany. Of the 16 startups, three… Read more »

St. Pete Study Reveals Business Perceptions are Strong

Out-of-market executives and site selection consultants give St. Petersburg’s business climate strong marks and note the City’s unique quality of life coupled with the region’s assets as appealing for companies considering corporate relocation or expansion, according to a recent study released by the St. Petersburg Economic Development Corporation. St. Pete stacked up well in comparison… Read more »