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St. Pete is a major player in the fight against human trafficking

In the spring of 2009, detective Jeremy Lewis attended a weeklong, state-sponsored training in human trafficking at St. Pete College’s Allstate Center. A homicide investigator with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, Lewis had dealt with pimps and prostitutes, sexual deviates and a lifetime’s worth of ugly crimes against children and other innocents. But human trafficking was something of an unknown concept for the street-smart Clearwater native.

“I was like ‘This doesn’t happen in Clearwater,’” Lewis recalls thinking to himself. “‘It’s one of the top ten beaches in the world! It doesn’t happen under my nose.’

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City of St. Pete continues to drive Innovation District, CRA development

The City of St. Petersburg continues to drive development throughout the city, in line with its continued efforts to build up both thriving areas and those in exceptional need of attention.

Despite the high density of St. Petersburg, there remains vacant land ripe for development, much of it city-owned. The City is currently seeking proposals for the development of two separate sites, both on vacant land city-owned land – one in the South St. Petersburg Community Redevelopment Area, and one in the Innovation District.

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Strikes, Boycotts, and Outages Mar Amazon Prime Day [WIRED]

This year, some Amazon workers in Europe are striking during Prime Day, hoping to draw attention to working conditions like proposed cuts in wages and health benefits. In solidarity, some consumers have been boycotting the company and its many subsidiaries, like Twitch and Whole Foods.

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Media

The Data Disconnect [McKinsey]

Companies may have more data than ever, but not everyone is making money with it. [Infographic]

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The Hustle

Preston Faykus (RankMiner)

Faykus has pioneered a truly beautiful technology, wherein the hyper-efficiency of predictive analytics meets the human element of emotive communication.

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Profile

Station House Downtown St. Pete

Station House is more than a business center. The five-story venue redefines what social interaction means in the workplace by providing a comfortable yet dynamic environment for innovation and collaboration.

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The Shuffle

Morgan Brochetti
Habitat for Humanity

Melissa Macogay
Johns Hopkins All Children's

Influencer

Jill St. Thomas
Tampa Bay Tech

Focus: Tourism

Residents in tourism hotspots have had enough. So what's the answer?

Tourism brings money and jobs to cities – but can also damage residents’ day-to-day lives, culture and heritage. Here are some solutions

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ACUMEN: BOARDS

What GE’s Board Could Have Done Differently [HBR]

So, during GE’s long and steep decline, where was the company’s board of directors?

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