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Community Voices

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Q&A with Gwendolyn Reese

Gwendolyn Reese speaks with the Partnership about the history and culture of St. Petersburg and how it affects business and economic development for the future.

February 2, 2021

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Q&A with Shirl Penney

Shirl Penney of Dynasty Financial Partners speaks with the Partnership on the key factors that encouraged him to start a business in Downtown St. Petersburg.

February 3, 2021

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Q&A with Eve Epstein

Eve Epstein talks with the St. Petersburg Downtown Partnership on why she started her business in Downtown St. Pete.

February 1, 2021

Pelican perched in the marina in front of the Downtown St. Petersburg, FL skyline at sunset.

Quotes from Community Leaders

Messages from community leaders including USF, Cushman & Wakefield, and the mayor of St. Petersburg, FL who were featured in the 2020 Dowtown Development Guide.

January 7, 2020

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Pier District

The new St. Petersburg Pier offers top-notch amenities along Downtown St. Pete's waterfront. Learn about the Pier District from business owner Chuck Prather.

January 31, 2022

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Waterfront Museum District

The Waterfront Museum District features a variety of amenities. Ya La'ford shares about St. Petersburg's museum and culture.

January 31, 2022

Maritime and Defense Technology Hub in the St. Petersburg Innovation District

St. Pete Innovation District

Dr. Malik shares about the St. Pete Innovation District, home to Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital and the largest concentration of innovation organizations

January 31, 2022

Crislip Arcade Entrance in the Central Arts District St. Petersburg, FL

Central Arts District

Sara Stonecipher of Misred Outfitters shares about the Central Arts District on Central Avenue in Downtown St. Petersburg, FL.

January 31, 2022

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MLK Business District

Shaquille Lashley on the MLK Business District near the downtown core of St. Petersburg, FL.

January 31, 2022

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EDGE District

Roger Curlin on the culture of the Edge District in Downtown St. Petersburg, FL

January 31, 2022

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Grand Central District

Jerry Hobson on the Grand Central District in Downtown St. Petersburg, FL.

January 31, 2022

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Warehouse Arts District

Carrie Jadus on the Warehouse Arts District, near the heart of downtown in St. Petersburg, FL.

January 31, 2022

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Deuces Corridor

Gloria Campbell on the Deuces Corridor near the heart of downtown in St. Petersburg, FL.

January 31, 2022

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Residential Development - Bob Glaser

In an interview with Bob Glaser, we talk about residential development, St. Pete's offering to prospects & who they are alongside testing the market.

February 7, 2023

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Movement - Brad Miller

Brad Miller talks movement around downtown, discussing the relationship between housing & transportation, what the SunRunner means for DTSP, & PTSA's role.

February 7, 2023

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Workforce Development - Dr. Tonjua Williams

Dr. Tonjua Williams speaks on Workforce Development in our community, what the future workforce needs and key partners that are ensuring student success.

February 7, 2023

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Downtown Workforce - J.P. DuBuque

J.P. DuBuque on major considering factors of corporate relocations, unemployment rates, downtown assets, and what DTSP is to him as part of the workforce.

February 7, 2023

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Health Services - Latasha Barnes

LaTasha Barnes talks Health Services as she discusses the benefits of Bayfront Health, challenges involving health institutions and the exciting collaborations.

February 7, 2023

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Marine Sciences - Dr. Tom Frazer

We interviewed Dr. Tom Frazer to discuss the presence of marine science in DTSP, challenges of the Blue Tech Industry, and all about the Center of Excellence.

February 7, 2023

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Leisure & Hospitality - David Fischer

Learn more about David Fischer as we discuss the business of Leisure & Hospitality, retiring in DTSP, industry challenges and the Mari Jean Hotel.

February 7, 2023

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Finance & Professional Services - Mack Feldman

Mack Feldman on the benefits of finance and professionals service mixes, commercial office space expectations & the challenges of project development in DTSP.

February 7, 2023

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Entrepreneurship - Alison Barlow

Alison Barlow talks Entrepreneurship in an interview on collaborative spaces, company entrepreneurial benefits & challenges, and the Ark Innovation Center.

February 7, 2023