St. Pete EDC First Meeting

New St. Pete EDC Begins Operation

Major Move to Accelerate Local Business Growth with Newly Launched St. Petersburg Area Economic Development Corporation


“We have a unique opportunity to become the preferred destination for those businesses seeking the types of talent attracted by the growth of our downtown environment,” Michael Vivio, the new EDC chairman, said. “It’s good to see so many leaders sharing the vision for our work ahead.”

“We are not going to be your typical EDC. St. Pete has a new story to tell,” Vivio said.

New EDC President J.P. DuBuque shared the EDC’s vision, noting that St. Petersburg has a rich and diverse existing workforce that can be supported and amplified.

They recently held their very first meeting. Learn more at:

Founding members include:

3 Daughters Brewing
Adams & Reese, LLP
Bankers Financial Corporation
Baytech Labels
Carlton Fields
CareerSource Pinellas
BB&T Bank
City of St. Petersburg, FL
Community Foundation of Tampa Bay
Crown Auto Dealerships
Doyle Wealth Management
Eckerd College
Feldman Equities, LLC
Florida Blue
Florida Duke Energy
Florida High Tech Corridor
Foundation for A Healthy St. Pete
George F. Young, Inc.
Hancock Bank
Jabil Circuit, Inc.
Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, Inc.
Johnson Pope
Loews Don CeSar Hotel
Manhattan Construction
PNC Bank
Power Design
Regions Bank
RBC Wealth Management
Shumaker, Loop, and Kendrick
St. Anthony’s Health Care
St. Petersburg College
SunTrust Bank
Tampa Bay Rays
TECO Peoples Gas
The 2020 Plan
TradeWinds Island Resorts
Trenam Law
University of South Florida System
Valpak Direct Marketing Systems
Vinoy Renaissance Resort & Golf Club

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