Tag: Florida

For Americans looking for a better life, Florida is No. 1 choice

Photo courtesy of Tradewinds Island Resort Market Watch By: Jacob Passy December 10, 2018 Looking to get the hell out of Dodge? Then there’s a pretty decent chance you’re headed for Florida. The Sunshine State ranked as the No. 1 destination among homebuyers who were looking to move across state lines, according a new analysis from LendingTree…. Read more »

Opportunity Zones: The Benefits in St. Pete

Opportunity Zones, Opportunity Funds, St Pete, FL

Signed into law in late 2017, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 serves to incentivize investment in distressed communities by allowing the re-investment of assets, otherwise subject to a taxable gain, in a Qualified Opportunity Zone. Qualified Opportunity Zones are low income communities nominated by the governor of each U.S. state where reinvigoration… Read more »

Statewide Growth of Florida Economy Mimics Trend in St. Petersburg

Each year, more than 6,000 visitors from around the globe flock to St. Pete’s booming arts and culture scene, vibrant downtown, and pristine parks and beaches. Even more impressive- the influx of businesses gravitating to the Sunshine City’s pro-business environment, favorable tax climate and strategic location. In the midst of just seven days, the state… Read more »

Gov. Scott: Tampa Bay Area Keeps Growing, Ranks Second for Job Creation

Florida Government Office of Rick Scott 45th Governor of Florida  St. Petersburg, Fla. (July 20, 2018) — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Tampa-St. Petersburg area added 30,500 new private-sector jobs in the last year, creating the second-highest number of jobs among all Florida metro areas. Tampa’s unemployment rate was a low 3.8 percent, down… Read more »

Florida Ranks #1 for ‘Best States for Higher Education’

Half of the weighting in the education rankings goes to higher education. The metrics involved include the shares of citizens in each state holding college degrees, with wide variances found among the states and regionally. In Massachusetts, ranked No. 8 among Best States overall, half the citizenry holds associate degrees or higher. New England in… Read more »

Tampa-St. Pete Metro Ranks No. 1 for ‘Best City for Women Entrepreneurs’

Business.org Joshua Adamson-Pickett | 03/26/18 America is home to more than 11.6 million women-owned businesses.1 From employment rates to equal pay, see which American cities rank the best for women entrepreneurs. At Business.org, we’re all about learning what it takes to start and run successful businesses. And with 39% of all US businesses owned by women,2 we wanted to… Read more »

Tampa-St. Petersburg MSA Tops List for Corporate Relocations

Tampa Bay Business Journal Online The Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater metropolitan area is advancing up the ranks of communities that attract the most corporate relocations. The Tampa metro ranks No. 4 among the South Atlantic states on Site Selection magazine’s list of new and expanded corporate facilities in 2017, with 49 total projects last year. That’s up… Read more »

St. Petersburg Tops SmartAsset’s List, “Boomtowns of 2017”

Smart Asset: The Top Boomtowns of 2017 The economy is finally starting to heat up. In fact, the economy is moving so fast the Federal Reserve recently increased the interest rate in an attempt to thwart potential inflation. But this growth has not taken place everywhere. Some places are booming more than others. Below we… Read more »