Tag: Innovation

10 Things You Didn’t Know about doing Business in the ‘Burg

Since 1970, the median age in St. Pete has decreased 3.3 years, while the U.S.’s median age has increased by 9.9 years. St. Pete was named one of the fastest-growing cities by Forbes (2018) with a total population of nearly 266,000. The Sunshine City has seen a major influx of millennial-aged residents, routinely ranking a… Read more »

The Heart of Great Corporate Culture

With remote-work opportunities increasing and office sizes decreasing, the modern-day employer is emphasizing the culture-driven workplace now more than ever before. According to a June 2019 study by LinkedIn, culture is so important that 70 percent of professionals in the U.S. today would not work at a leading company if it meant they had to… Read more »

Business in the ‘Burg

Industry leaders spanning Marine & Life Sciences, Financial Services, and Creative sectors choose to grow their operations and their careers in St. Pete. We sat down with star of TLC’s, The Little Couple, Dr. Jen Arnold of Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, Founder & CEO of Dynasty Financial Partners, Shirl Penney, Founder of Echo Bridge,… Read more »

Jabil Opens Innovation Center in St. Pete as Part of $67 million HQ Expansion

Photo courtesy of St. Pete Catalyst: St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman and Mark Mondello, CEO, Jabil, shake hands after cutting the ribbon on Jabil’s new Innovation Center. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (March 28, 2019)— Jabil, (NYSE: JBL) the largest company headquartered in St. Pete with projected revenue of more than $26 billion this year, celebrated the completion… Read more »

A Florida First: St. Pete Tapped as a Smart Gigabit Community

Spectrum Bay News 9’s Al Ruechel moderates a panel discussion with St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman, Executive Director of the St. Petersburg Innovation District Alison Barlow, and Florida Senator Jeff Brandes (not pictured). ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (March 25, 2019) — The Sunshine City joins the likes of Austin and Chattanooga, as one of U.S. Ignite’s Smart… Read more »

10 Years of Change: Urban scene evolves in Downtown Tampa, St. Pete

83 Degrees Media Online BY: CHRISTOPHER CURRY March 12, 2019 Curtis Hixon Park attracts locals and tourists day and night. The Durkin family walks along the Tampa Riverwalk downtown. The St. Pete Pier under construction. Main dining and bar area of the new Blind Tiger in South Tampa/Hyde Park. 83 Degrees Media BY: CHRISTOPHER CURRY… Read more »

iSOCRATES Announces Headquarters Relocation to St. Pete at Inaugural Digital First Friday

ST. PETERSBURG, FL (January 29, 2019) – iSOCRATES, the global leader in Programmatic media and marketing planning and execution, announced that the company will relocate its headquarters from Connecticut to St. Petersburg and expects to create 50 new jobs over the next five years. Said Mayor Kriseman: “I am incredibly excited for the iSOCRATES expansion… Read more »

Startup Scene Emerges in Tampa-St. Pete

Station House, a co-working space in downtown St. Petersburg Known as Florida’s largest and fastest growing tech hub, Tampa Bay is determined to move beyond the stigma of a beachside getaway and transition into a thriving startup ecosystem with healthy investment opportunities. With backing from public and private partnerships, business owners, and government-led grass roots… Read more »

Inside the deal: St. Pete company lands seven-figure investment from one of the world’s biggest tech firms

St. Pete Catalyst By: Margie Manning November 27, 2018 Photo by Jared Brashier on Unsplash Japanese tech giant SoftBank started out as a customer before it became an investor in 5×5 Technologies Inc., a drone support company in St. Petersburg. SoftBank pumped $4.4 million into 5×5 in a funding round in August. While 5×5 disclosed… Read more »