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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 …

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Florida Among Top States for Millennials

The Sunshine State Hit #14 According to To determine where millennials might find it easier to get by – and maybe even have a little fun – compiled a ranking based on eight different criteria: Unemployment among young adults Percent of state population composed of young adults In-state cost of 4-year public colleges Availability of residential rentals Average …

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Kobie Marketing to Add 255 Jobs to St. Pete Operations

60 Hires to Be Made by Year-End 2016 Kobie Marketing helps improve its clients’ marketing and branding with a wide range of services from building the business case for loyalty and validating its economic viability to delivering world-renowned marketing campaigns and customer experience enhancements. The 26 year old company is headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida. According to a Business Observer report, the new …

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WFLA Channel 8 TV in Tampa Highlights Moving to St. Petersburg

A speaking engagement at The Club at Treasure Island prompted WFLA’s Daytime TV Senior Producer Deanna Moore to invite Author Cindy Dobyns on the show to talk about her book, Moving to St. Petersburg: The Un-Tourist Guide. WFLA is the local NBC affiliate. Available on and at Barnes & Noble Bookstores, Cindy’s book is selling best locally at the …

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Listen to Cindy Dobyns Explain Why St. Pete is Sensational

Warm Waters and An Even Warmer Welcome Author, Cindy Dobyns, was delighted to be interviewed recently by Chicke Fitzgerald on Blog Talk Radio about why she fell in love with St. Petersburg, Florida—and why you will, too. Her parents bundled Cindy and her 3 siblings into a car for a daring relocation to the Paradise Island area of St. Pete. …

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Read Why Former Mayor Rick Baker Loves St. Pete

By Rick Baker, Mayor of St. Petersburg 2001-2010 and President of The Edwards Group Welcome to St. Petersburg, a sunny town with a cool vibe.  The Burg is the 4th largest of Florida’s 400 cities and is in the Southeast’s 2nd largest television market.  It is also quite simply one of the best cities in America to work, live, play, create, …

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