L3Harris settles into new HQ in downtown St. Pete

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L3Harris Technologies celebrated their new headquarters in downtown St. Petersburg with a ribbon cutting on November 14. The company has about 150 people at the office at 490 1st Avenue …

EDC & Community Partners Host Pinellas Development Forum

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Oct. 2, 2018)-  The Greater St. Petersburg Area Economic Development Corporation (EDC) partnered with the City of St. Petersburg, Pinellas County Economic Development, RE/MAX Metro, and Pilot …

Tampa-St. Petersburg Region Poised for Startups and Women Entrepreneurs

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Ecosystems that support entrepreneurs and innovation hubs are sprouting across America. Regions of the country are working hard to be startup havens. This includes creating an environment that supports innovations and helps investors find the next bold idea. Silicon Valley is a luminous example. However, emerging regions include Florida, Colorado, Oregon and Georgia. What do these emerging regions have in common and how are they competing? Factors include an entrepreneurial ecosystem, strong startup density, a culture that supports innovation, strong higher education system, home to large corporations, access to capital and availability of talent. Taking these factors into consideration, the Tampa Bay region is poising itself for explosive growth, especially for startups and women entrepreneurs.

Rick Kriseman and St. Pete EDC head to San Francisco on first business development mission

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Tampa Bay Times By: Rick Danielson May 8, 2018 ST. PETERSBURG — For its first-ever business development trip, the Greater St. Petersburg Area Economic Development Corp. headed to San Francisco, …