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November 16 | St. Pete Shines Newsletter

Businesses break ground at St. Pete's Commerce Park, USF St. Petersburg plans to add new residence hall, Grow Smarter Initiative Summit date and survey, Tampa Bay Innovation Center open house, and more!
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November 6 | City unveils the Storefront Conservation Corridor Plan

The Storefront Conservation Corridor plan promotes independently owned businesses, maintaining pedestrian-friendly streetscapes and conserving historic assets along Beach Drive and Central Avenue, from the waterfront to 31st Street. It sets standards for storefront sizes and includes financial and other incentives to retain independent businesses, which are some of the city’s best assets.
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October 24 | Skyway Marina District Development Update

Celebrating its five year anniversary, the Skyway Marina District is filling vacant properties and welcoming new development. Efforts to invigorate the area date back to 2010, when City Council member Steve Kornell, neighborhood leaders and business owners began discussing a revitalization plan. The area now known as the Skyway Marina District stretches from 30th Avenue S to 54th Avenue S, and includes businesses west, such as Maximo Marina. In the coming months, the District will see development of two large apartment communities, several restaurants and doctor's office.

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October 12 | St. Pete Shines Newsletter

UPC Insurance moves forward with plans to expand headquarters, record breaking year for construction in St. Petersburg, City of St. Petersburg announces new Economic and Workforce Development Department, Skyway Marina District celebrates 5-year anniversary.

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October 1 | Mayor's Lounge - Episode 1: Dr. BBQ and Betty Fox

The Mayor’s Lounge, hosted by Mayor Rick Kriseman, highlights the people and music making an impact in St. Petersburg, Florida. The new series aims to showcase St. Petersburg as both business-friendly and a fun place to live and work.


September 27 | St. Pete Shines Newsletter

Latest top ranking for St. Petersburg, Johns Hopkins All Children's Research and Education building celebrates ribbon cutting, relief for small businesses impacted by red tide, St. Pete Pier progress, and more!
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September 20 | Entrepreneurs represent St. Pete at 36.86 Conference in Nashville


September 17 | St. Pete ranks best in Florida for immigrant inclusivity

A new study singles out St. Petersburg as the top-ranked city in Florida for promoting the economic well-being of immigrants. The study by New American Economy found that immigrants have a 'substantial impact' on St. Petersburg’s economy, owning more than 2,100 businesses and paying approximately $550 million annually in taxes. Read More...


August 17 | St. Pete Shines Newsletter

UPC Insurance proposes redevelopment of city block, The Penny Hoarder partners up with Tampa Bay Times, The St. Petersburg Downtown Partnership announces newly appointed CEO, New St. Pete Pier updates, and more!
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July 31 | #BurgBiz Rising Tide Innovation Center

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