We're setting
the course for a stronger city.

Since 2016, the EDC has brought together forward-thinkers and business-minded professionals invested in our community. We’re here to serve you and introduce you to the city we proudly call home.

J.P. DuBuque


President & CEO
St. Petersburg Area Economic Development Corporation


J. P. DuBuque is President & CEO of the Greater St. Petersburg Area Economic Development Corporation (EDC), the “Storyteller in Chief” for St. Petersburg as a business and career location that connects businesses with the people and programs that will help them grow.

J.P. is a veteran corporate recruiter, innovative leader and experienced economic development authority who provides the strategic vision and directs the efforts of the EDC in its mission to market the City as a business destination. In addition, J.P. works with local businesses to ensure their success.

Prior to joining the St. Petersburg EDC, J.P. was with the Tampa Hillsborough EDC serving as the VP of Finance & Administration, as well as interim CEO. J.P. is skilled in business operations, human resources, financial management and marketing. He received his Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Economics from Hampden-Sydney College and his Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from Salisbury University where he was inducted in the Beta Gamma Sigma Honors Fraternity.

J.P. is also deeply committed to the community. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Greater St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce and the United Way Suncoast of Tampa Bay.

J.P. is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management, International Economic Development Council, Florida Economic Development Council, and Southern Economic Development Council. He has been a two-time Finalist for Tampa Bay Business Journal’s CFO of the Year.

When he is not telling others about how awesome St. Pete is, J.P. enjoys this region by spending time engaged in outdoor activities with his wife, Patti, and sons Kellan and Camden. J.P. is also an avid music fan and enjoys as many concerts and festivals as he can.

Meet the EDC Team

Anne Core


Director, Marketing & Communications
St. Petersburg Area Economic Development Corporation


AnneCore designs and executes the St. Pete EDC’s marketing and communications initiatives to position St. Petersburg as an optimal location for businesses and talent.

Prior to joining the EDC, Anne served as marketing director at a strategic marketing firm, director of marketing at a regional law firm outside Washington, DC, and executive director of a local chamber of commerce. Anne graduated cum laude from Georgetown University.

When she’s not extolling the virtues of St. Petersburg as a fantastic place to live, work, and play, she’s walking near the water with her rescue dog, Furby.