The Gas Plant District: Envisioning Tropicana Field site without Tropicana

A packed crowd joined St. Petersburg city economic development staff and the team from HKS architects at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg’s Student Center Monday evening. The meeting centered around what could be the most important development project that St. Petersburg has seen in decades: The reimagining of the Tropicana Field site, without Tropicana Field.

Since 2016, The City of St. Petersburg has been working on plans for the redevelopment of the acreage. After the Rays announced their search for other locations in Tampa Bay, the City has been developing plans under two scenarios – with or without the Rays stadium. City staff and architects finalized a plan for the site with the stadium in late 2016 and released it to the public in March 2017. Now, they must do the same for the site without the stadium.

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‘Best of St. Pete’ book to collect the best and the brightest

Published in 2016, Best of Tampa Bay is an oversized, stylish, full-color hardcover book – yes, it looks weighty and important on a coffee table – with 340 pages of stories and photographs on everything from entrepreneurship and innovation, real estate, development and tourism, to arts, culture, education, healthcare and sports.

You won’t find it in the local Mom & Pop bookstore. Barnes & Noble doesn’t carry it, either.

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Twitter’s stance on Infowars’ Alex Jones should be a moment of reckoning for users [Vox]

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey issued a jarring counterargument Tuesday night to the recent wave of backlash against far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his broadcast network Infowars.

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SPx Classic: Joanna Sikes of the Imagine Museum

Joanna Sikes talks her varied life arch and career, working with Santana, Dale Chihuly and the American Studio Glass movement.

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The Hustle

Dillon Auxier (Fitpeak)

Billed as “Airbnb meets the fitness world,” FitPeak helps fitness professionals keep track of clients, their payments and their schedules - and helps clients find trainers who fit their needs, even on the go.

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Since 1968, FIS has led the way in developing and pioneering financial technology solutions.

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The Shuffle

Gary Praznik

Jeani Bishoff
Orthotic & Prosthetic Centers, Inc.


J.P. DuBuque
St. Pete EDC

Focus: Midterms

Viral political ads may not be as persuasive as you think

For politicians campaigning on social media, focusing too much on shares and likes might be a mistake.


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ACUMEN: Priorities

The “Everything is Important” paradox: 7 practical methods for how to prioritize work [RescueTime]

Learning how to prioritize means getting more out of the limited time you have each day. It’s one of the cornerstones of productivity.

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