underway in the
3Still in the conceptual
master plan phase is a
major redevelopment of the 86-acre
Tropicana Field, currently home to
the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team
4A new, exciting vision is underway
fo the Deuces, the city’s historic
African American district, where
public and private initiatives are
coming together to spur economic
JABIL, an electronics manufacturing
services company and one of
St. Petersburg’s largest employers,
St. Petersburg is a
great city for womenowned
Sunshine City ranked 4th on
the list of the 15 best cities in
the country for women
entrepreneurs, according to
Fundera. More than 36.3
percent self-employed St.
Pete business owners
completed construction last year on
a 40,0000-square-foot Innovation
Center for research and development
on high-tech devices.
POWER DESIGN and KOBIE
MARKETING were among the 12 St.
Pete businesses named to the Inc.
5000 list of fastest-growing privately
held companies. Local tech companies
were the most prevalent on the
list, a testament to efforts to grow
this industry niche as part of the city’s
Grow Smarter plan.
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