As technology moves into a post-digital era, the Tampa-St. Pete area is on pace to be ready, according to a top Tampa executive at information technology consultancy Accenture.
The local tech community is more cohesive than it was a few years ago and high-profile projects, such as Water Street Tampa, are helping attract investor interest, said Stuart Brown, southeast managing director leading Accenture’s operations business.
As sea levels rise, so too will the already-heated debate between St. Pete’s historic preservation interests and the push for more dense development.
If the experts are right, and sea levels rise as expected over the next 50 years, the corridors of the cities that sit highest above sea level will come under increasing pressure. Those same areas already house some of the most concentrated clusters of current and potential historic landmarks in St. Petersburg.
There’s a story Carrie Jadus tells just about every time she’s tasked to talk in front of a group of people. Five years into her career as an electrical engineer, she was sitting in her car, eating her lunch, in the Honeywell parking lot. She was 30 years old...