Does St. Pete have the political will to solve the housing affordability crisis?

“Does our community truly have the political will and the long term commitment to address the crisis on the scale that is warranted?” That question was central to the second installment of St. Petersburg City Council Member Brandi Gabbard’s housing affordability community conversations.

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How Pinellas County plans to fill the need for more office space

By next spring, Pinellas County could be offering incentives to encourage developers to build new office projects.

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Key element in USF consolidation set for town hall meetings

University of South Florida plans a series of town hall meetings to talk about its mission and goals under consolidation.

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ICYMI: PitchLyst Startup Report: Episode 37

Joe Hamilton welcomes Tyler Kelly and Eddie Reybitz of Pitch Madness to the studio.

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Mountainfilm brings the planet into sharp focus

Inspiration, education and motivation are central themes as the festival’s road show, Mountainfilm on Tour, enters its 20th year. MOT returns to St. Petersburg Oct. 12, for an evening of short-but-thrilling movies, at the University of South Florida St. Pete Student Center.

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The Shuffle

Mark Higgins


The Hustle

Jon Dengler (WellBuilt Bikes)

The Well has created their first social enterprise, WellBuilt Bikes, which refurbishes and sells bicycles. The profit from these bikes goes directly into their "earn a bike" program, which provides bikes for the poor in turn for community service.

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Callyo provides policing technology that aims to help officers protect children from exploitation and human trafficking.

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Jonathan Daou
Eastman Equities

Focus: Housing

How Large Corporations Took Over Single-Family Homes [CityLab]

The Great Housing Reset has led to more than one-third of single-family homes being rentals, with a significant share controlled by large corporations.

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Five Years of Tech Diversity Reports—and Little Progress [Wired]

In 2014, when Silicon Valley companies began disclosing the demographics of their workforces, advocates hoped for change. It hasn't worked out that way.

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