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SBA loan success: Tampa Bay Brewing Company grows with help from small business loan

After 20 years of producing award-winning beer and operating a brewpub in Ybor City, the owners of Tampa Bay Brewing Company, one of the area’s first craft breweries, decided it was time to expand their operation and open a second location. Learn how they did it.

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How to help kids learn? Community engagement brings success to local K-12 education

What is the solution for helping Florida's schools better educate children? The Council for Education Change encourages collaborative efforts that engage schools, corporate and business leaders, volunteer and parental support though collaborations designed to nurture transformational change.

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Book excerpt: Unlocking the Labor Cage by Vinny Tafuro

In Unlocking the Labor Cage, Tampa Author Vinny Tafuro explores how information age technologies are providing corporations with an aggressive, holistic and fiscally sound opportunity to lead our way into the new age. Read an excerpt.

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University area neighborhoods of North Tampa prepare for transformation

Federal and private grants beginning to flow into the University area of North Tampa are designed to help create jobs, educate and train residents and spur additional investments in emerging neighborhoods. Some call it progress; others credit higher powers. 

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From beer to batter, entrepreneurs capitalize on social nature of sharing food

Ever dream that your grandpa’s signature hot sauce might be your recipe for success? While starting any business is no easy task, becoming a food entrepreneur is a special challenge. Find out what makes a food-based venture cook with lessons from some of our most recent Tampa Bay startups.

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Innovation Fixation in Tampa Bay: In10did

DecaTxt enables users to type, text or send emails with one hand by using a pocket-sized, blue-tooth connected gadget ideal for people with medical conditions that make typing on a full-sized qwerty keyboard difficult.

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St. Petersburg businesses find art good for bottom line

St. Petersburg’s designation as a city of the arts is more than individual artists shining the spotlight on their talent. Businesses are realizing that creative collaboration with the arts is good for the bottom line and a positive force for economic development.

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Touch mural, make sound: new Urban Conga project entices play

Murals are popping up all over the Tampa Bay region as part of the local urban scene. But one very special creation in Hyde Park Village may get even you to giggle. Touch the mural and see what happens!

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4 local startups compete in latest Tampa Bay Area pitch contest

Tampa Bay Rays execs pick local startup Harness as the best of the best among Tampa Bay WaVE’s current crop of emerging companies moving through the launch phase and poised to break out. 

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For Good: USF architecture students put urban design to work for St. Pete nonprofit

USF graduate students studying architecture use design to transform a nonprofit recovery program in St. Petersburg and begin to take back a crime-ridden part of downtown.

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Project-by-project, developers help Tampa find its urban roots

From the smell of fresh paint on old homes in historic neighborhoods to the sight of construction cranes towering over downtown streets, it’s easy to appreciate what a long-time local developer means when he says Tampa is “discovering itself.”

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Innovation Fixation in Tampa Bay: Formerics LLC

Advances in technology, including computer modeling of the human body, are helping healthcare providers better predict  outcomes for testing and treatment of medical conditions. 

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For Good: Major grants invest in St. Pete projects designed to create healthy communities

Health-related innovations and initiatives win big as the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg awards $3.9 million in inaugural grants to 19 local organizations.

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Innovation Fixation in Tampa Bay: Eureka! Factory

What are makerspaces and why are they trending? Makerspaces offer enriched learning environments and resources for the community. Meet Eureka! Factory.

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Local hackers gather in Tampa to find solutions to problems of Bay Area homelessness

How to provide technical solutions to problems that confront the Tampa Bay Area homeless population? Invite local hacker volunteers to a 3-day event, called CodaPalooza, in observance of the National Day of Civic Hacking, sponsored in part by Code for America.
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