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St. Petersburg Area EDC COVID-19 Business Resource Guide

As global concern about the current COVID-19 outbreak grows, it remains a top priority of the Greater St. Petersburg Area EDC to equip local businesses and our stakeholders with the resources and information that can be of assistance during as we work to navigate this rapidly changing situation. While our physical office is closed, EDC… Read more »

Silicon Shore: ST. PETE, FL

There’s a corporate sameness that is dulling the edge of tech meccas in America. But there’s one city that’s changing the game. Welcome to Silicon Shore. A haven for the brilliant minds fleeing 4-hour commutes and corporate buyouts. Companies are finding St Pete the perfect place to establish an Innovation Hub—where their investments go four… 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 »

Sound Payments’ St. Pete office chips away at fraud at the gas pump

St. Pete Catalyst By: Margie Manning January 29, 2020 Jan. 28 Ribbon-cutting ceremony at Sound Payments St. Petersburg office included (from left), Mayor Rick Kriseman, Sound Payments President Andrew Russell, Florida Department of Agriculture External Affairs Director Stephanie McClung, St. Petersburg Area EDC President J.P. DuBuque, and Sound Payments Senior VP Bill Pittman. A Florida… Read more »

FINOVATE 2019: St. Pete Takeover

Video courtesy of our partners at the City of St. Petersburg 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. 

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’s SoleVenture supports the Modern Day Independent Professional

The popularity of non-employer businesses is at an all time high, with new statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau showing a 3.6 percent increase nationally and a 10 percent increase locally since 2017. Within the next decade, 50% of U.S. workers will be freelancers at least part time. The global outsourcing market is expected to… Read more »

Dynasty Financial Builds New Home in Florida and Employees Are Awestruck by One Big Difference

RIA Intel By: Michael Thrasher August 28, 2019 Employees who relocated from New York are enjoying world-class beaches, golf, sailing, a burgeoning arts scene, and favorable taxes. However, they are most excited about something else entirely. Shirl Penney, the president and CEO of Dynasty Financial Partners, crisscrossed two dozen cities during the yearlong process of… Read more »