Tag: St. Petersburg

Virus or not; ‘Burgers stand together

The Sunshine City’s community-first spirit shines brighter now more than ever, as businesses band together during the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. Every ‘Burger from major corporate leaders to individual residents is stepping up to ensure St. Pete is supported during this difficult time. Uplifting Healthcare Heros While many of us are quarantined at home, thousands of… Read more »

St. Petersburg Area EDC COVID-19 Business Resource Guide

As global concern about the current COVID-19 outbreak grows, it remains a top priority of the Greater St. Petersburg Area EDC to equip local businesses and our stakeholders with the resources and information that can be of assistance during as we work to navigate this rapidly changing situation. While our physical office is closed, EDC… Read more »

St. Pete Partners unite to support Local Restaurants through #CarryOutStPete

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (March 18, 2020) – Amid the current pandemic and pending economic downturn, local civic and business leaders are uniting to support St. Pete’s hospitality industry. On Friday, March 20 and March 27, St. Pete business owners have committed to purchasing 500 meals for their remote and on-site employees. Modern Business Associates, The… Read more »

Jobs Podcast features St. Pete

President of the Greater St. Petersburg Area Economic Development Corporation, J.P. DuBuque sits down with Chad Chancellor of the Next Move Group’s Jobs Podcast to talk about St. Pete’s strategic approach to economic development and how the community works together to preserve the ‘Burg’s unique culture and character. “Some people call it a little bit… Read more »

Behind the Scenes of the Dynasty Deal with Founder & CEO Shirl Penney

Shirl Penney, Founder & CEO of Dynasty Financial Partners In February 2019, the New York City-based wealth management and technology provider, Dynasty Financial Partners, announced the relocation of its headquarters from Manhattan to St. Petersburg, Florida. Founder & CEO of Dynasty Financial Partners, Shirl Penney shares why St. Pete proved to be the perfect fit for… Read more »

Major government contractor L3 chooses ‘fantastic’ St. Pete for new headquarters and testing

Downtown St. Petersburg will be the new headquarters of the commercial aviation solutions unit of L3 Technologies, one of the nation’s biggest government contractors Tampa Bay Times By: Susan Taylor Martin January 3, 2019 ST. PETERSBURG — Downtown St. Petersburg will be the new headquarters of the commercial aviation solutions unit of L3 Technologies, one… Read more »

Workforce Resource Map Supports Local Employers

 Workforce Resource Map Supports Local Employers St. Petersburg EDC develops digital guide for local employers to best leverage available resources The site, StPeteWorkforce.com, classifies programs, incentives, and other resources into five categories: Recruiting, Training & Development, Incentives & Grants, Internships & Apprenticeships, and Diversity & Inclusion. “We wanted to create a place where local employers… Read more »

The story of here: Communities embrace narrative, culture as key planning criteria

Business Observer Florida By: Brian Hartz November 30, 2018 There’s an undeniable buzz, a sense that something special is happening, in multiple Tampa Bay area communities. Consider downtown St. Petersburg and the distinctive, mural-filled districts that have popped up around it. Or across the bay in downtown Tampa, where features such as the Riverwalk and Julian… Read more »

St. Pete 10 years after the recession: A city with confidence

A decade after the Great Recession, the St. Petersburg business community is thriving. The city’s three publicly traded companies — Jabil Inc., Raymond James Financial Inc. and United Insurance Holdings Corp. — are expanding, and United Insurance is poised to build the first new office building in the downtown core in nearly 30 years. Unemployment… 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 »