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Innovation

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Innovation fuels productivity and economic growth in no place better than Tampa Bay, where universities and colleges such as the University of South Florida and the Ringling College of Art & Design incubate new ideas and help launch new businesses that serve a global market. The Tampa Bay region's propensity to attract thought leaders and to launch creative industries will prove the harbinger for carrying Florida into future prosperity. Read Innovation & Job News in 83 Degrees each week for examples key to shaping our future.

Innovation Features

Tampa Library Transforms To Meet Demands Of New Economy

Following a national trend in cities, a new space in the historic Downtown Tampa public library reinvents itself for the modern tech-driven world to better serve local entrepreneurs, families and makers.

National Roundup: Cincy's Beer Boom, Cleveland's New Leaders, Toronto's Female Founders

Issue Media Group publications such as Yonge Street in Toronto, High Ground in Memphis, Model D in Detroit and 83 Degrees in Tampa Bay cover "what's next" for urban centers. In this recurring feature, we highlight the top stories in urban innovation from all across our national network.

What Smart Cities Can Learn From Memphis

The City of Memphis is on the rise thanks to a growing startup community, investments in bike lanes, a burgeoning arts district and people moving back to the city. Through it all, the city has listened to its residents and embraced 'lean urbanism.'

Carving Out A Niche: Skateboard Shop Features Local Indie Art

St. Petersburg's Central Arts District adds another star to its growing collection of indie artist shops, cafes, clubs and outdoor murals. An overflow crowd turns out for the grand opening of Local Longboards on Central Avenue, a cool new shop featuring handcrafted skateboards.

Need Playgrounds In Your City? How About Bike Lanes? Citizinvestor Of Tampa Can Help

A Tampa-based startup is catching the eye of local governments inside and outside Florida and their community partners by attracting new investors and private funding to create more livable cities.
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