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St. Petersburg Area Economic Development Corp. names new president and CEO

Michael D. Swesey has been named president and chief executive officer of the St. Petersburg Area Economic Development Corporation. Swesey has more than 30 years of economic development experience. He

Tampa Bay Economic Development Council named Top International Economic Development Organization

The Tampa Bay Economic Development Council was honored with the International Economic Development Council’s Gold Economic Development Organization of the Year Excellence Award for 2023, in the large market category

Leaders of two downtown partnerships are learning from each to create a ‘downtown for all’ 

Collaboration is brought up a lot when speaking to various economic development entities, either the lack thereof or the presence of it, and its benefits.  So what happens when two

Sun Coast Transportation Planning Alliance launches survey about regional MPO

The Tampa Bay Partnership is working to raise community awareness of a community survey regarding the potential for a regional Metropolitan Planning Organization. The Sun Coast Transportation Planning Alliance has

Dupré Logistics acquires St. Petersburg-based logistics company

Dupré Logistics, a Louisiana-based transportation company, has acquired Interstate Transport, a logistics company based in St. Petersburg. Dupré Logistics is a privately held transportation company that provides logistics solutions through

Economic Development Corp. of Sarasota County names new CEO and president

The Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County has named Erin Silk as president and chief executive officer. Silk officially assumed the role on June 15. Lisa Krouse, who led the

Google invests in Tampa Bay EDC by donating to Tampa Bay Economic Prosperity Foundation

Google has joined the Tampa Bay Economic Development Council as a Chairman’s Council Investor. In addition, Google donated $20,000 to the Tampa Bay Economic Prosperity Foundation, an affiliate nonprofit organization

Keeping the water flowing: How local entities are combating the growing population’s growing demand for water

It’s often an afterthought. You turn on the faucet and water comes out, a seemingly endless supply of it. Clean and ready for showering, drinking or cooking.  It keeps your

Dimmitt Chevrolet is now operating 100 percent solar (PHOTOS)

Dimmitt Chevrolet, in Clearwater, has converted its entire 13-acre facility to operating, fully on solar power. The yearlong project was completed in December, and has now undergone a commissioning process

Breaking the cycle of poverty with every set of keys

Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco Counties has hit another milestone. On Friday, the organization celebrated its 800th home dedication ceremony, in St. Petersburg. It’s a meaningful one

Economic Development 2023: The business of tourism

In 2022, Hillsborough County tourist development tax numbers (also known as the “bed tax,” which is a fee collected by the county for each night someone rents a hotel room)

Economic development organizations share 2022 wins, goals for 2023

To get a snapshot of what is happening in the Tampa Bay region, Tampa Bay Business & Wealth reached out to as many relevant economic development organizations as possible to