Here’s what will draw businesses to the Trop site and what could turn them away

St. Petersburg will be up against some tough competition from other fast-growing cities as it works to attract high-profile businesses and projects to a redeveloped Tropicana Field site.

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Jeff Vinik, San Francisco investors up their stakes in Peerfit

Peerfit, a Tampa digital health company, has raised $10 million in a funding round led by Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik and Virgo Investment Group, a San Francisco-based investment firm.

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Artificial intelligence innovation lab sets up shop in Ybor City

A few months after taking part in Tampa Bay Wave’s TechDiversity accelerator, TheIncLab has established an office in Ybor City.

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Thrive By Five: Community-oriented approach to early education to hold summit Feb. 26 [Audio]

In Pinellas County, less than 60 percent of children are “ready” for kindergarten when the time comes. While that’s better than the state average of just 53 percent, organizers of a new initiative backed the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg and run by the Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas are fighting to increase that number to 75 percent in the next five years.

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Music, dance and images: The Florida Orchestra collaborates

The buzz is beginning to build for Art of the Stage: From Picasso to Hockney, the exhibition – and ambitious performance series – that kicks off 2020 at the Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg Jan. 25.

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The Shuffle

Mark Runyon
Tampa General Hospital


The Hustle

Harry Sauers

Harry Sauers has always been fascinated by computers. Growing up with a father working in software development and IT, he followed in these footsteps from a young age.

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Weird Florida

ICYMI: The life and legend of Dr. Paul Bearer, St. Pete’s ‘master of scare-emonies’

More than two decades after Dr. Paul Bearer left us for that great tenement castle in the sky, his legend lives on.

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Peter Kageyama
Author, Speaker

Focus: Banking

Beach Community Bank plans to expand in Tampa-St. Pete

Expect to see a growing presence in the Tampa-St. Pete area for Beach Community Bank after the financial institution completes a deal to buy a rival bank in northwest Florida.

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Florida Venture Capital Conference highlights four Tampa-St. Pete startups

Four companies headquartered in St. Petersburg or Tampa are among the 15 startups that will be in the spotlight at the 2020 Florida Venture Capital Conference later this month in Orlando.

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