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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 »

‘Business for Good’ USF Internship Program Expands onto St. Pete’s Sustainability Initiatives

Just in time for Earth Day, EDC Investor the University of South Florida launched an internship program that allows students to become mentees for social and environmentally focused local businesses. This internship gives participating USF students a chance to work with the seven companies on the “B Impact Assessment,” which is a tool that prepares… 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 »

Florida Continues to Grow With Residents and Jobs

Last month the Wall Street Journal released an article that showed a decline in the population in Florida. The article highlights vivid personal stories of depreciating homes, brutal hurricane seasons, and the sizzling summer heat that are a few factors for Florida losing as many residents as it is gaining. What the article didn’t tell… Read more »

Tampa Bay and Surrounding Metros Listed as Best Places for Startup Businesses

A report from Roofstock, recently found that the Tampa Bay is among the top large metros for startup businesses in the U.S. Being near the University of Southern Florida coupled with relatively affordable housing and dynamic downtown development in both St. Petersburg and Tampa has led to Tampa Bay becoming a place that more and… Read more »

Global Leader in Tech-Driven Tax Solutions Relocates HQ to St. Pete

A global leader in technology- driven tax solutions, CrossBorder Solutions has decided to call St. Petersburg, Florida home for its 120 employees. Originally founded in 2001, CrossBorder Solutions has become an industry leading fintech company that has developed AI technology that complements human tax professionals to bring more efficient results to their customers, and prevent… Read more »

St Pete Among The Best Cities to Live in America

The Sunshine City has done it again! Just recently, St. Pete was recognized as one of the best cities in the country to live. Among its array of amenities, it was our city’s increased diversity, abundance of outdoor activities, cost of living and eccentric culture that landed it a spot-on Niche’s Best Cities list. Not to… Read more »

Florida Lands Among Top 10 States For Capital Investment in 2020

Even though COVID-19 put a huge pause on many activities in Florida during 2020, the state still managed to have an increase in capital investment. Focusing on the real estate and economic development industries within the rankings of the states that saw the most investment projects last year, Florida was ranked within the top 10…. Read more »

One of the Country’s Most Exciting Opportunities Takes the Next Step

The Tropicana Field site redevelopment project that stretches across 86 acres of publicly-owned land in the middle of downtown St. Pete, Florida, is a development opportunity unlike any other currently happening in the Southeast.  Anticipation has been growing as the project was announced, and proposals were received in late January.  After receiving nine proposals and… Read more »