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Downtown Tampa offers plenty of parking, so why can't you find a spot?

A one-year study commissioned by the Tampa Downtown Partnership took a deep dive into parking problems and found the city has a parking management problem, not a parking inventory problem.

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Pipeline opens new co-working space in Downtown Tampa

Miami-based company Pipeline Workspaces sees downtown Tampa's ongoing development boom and opens a co-working space in Park Tower, overseeing the Hillsborough River.

Feature StoryAttendees at the first Sunny Side Up forum wait in the lobby of Lynn Pippenger Hall at the USFSP College of Business.

St. Pete joins U.S. Ignite smart city ecosystem

St. Petersburg is one of 27 cities around the country partnering with U.S. Ignite to share ideas about emerging and disruptive technologies that will shape smart, connected communities of the future.

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New solar-powered homes going up in Cortez Village near Bradenton

PEARL Homes plans to build first "net-zero" energy homes in Florida near Bradenton -- that is homes that generate as much, or possibly even more, energy than they consume. 

Feature StoryThe Inn at Port Tampa in the early 1900's.

Port Tampa’s current dredging project has deep connection to our past

Dredging to clear a deeper waterway for ships to access Tampa started in the 1800s and continues today. Read more about the history of local shipping.

For GoodMolly James is VP of Philanthropy for the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay

For Good: New initiative seeks donations to support LGBTQ+ community in Tampa Bay

The Plus Projec+ has raised nearly $100,000 to help fund nonprofit organizations that support the LGBTQ+ community and will administer its first grants later this year. 

Industry insiders say WeWork can transform Tampa office real estate market

The arrival of a major player like New York-based WeWork shows the growing national interest in Tampa.

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Heights Union: New office space in downtown Tampa

Among the first tenants in the Heights Union will be AxoGen, a medical tech company that specializes in creative surgical solutions; DPR Construction, which is building the office complex; and WeWork, a provider of co-working office space.

Feature StoryAttendees at the ULI Tampa Bay Trends Conference.

At ULI Trends Conference, experts say Tampa Bay’s boom has staying power

Outgoing Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn weighs in on the city's progress and future at ULI Urban Trends Conference at Armature Works.

Innovation NewsPinellas County educators and students meet with employees from Duke Energy as part of the Career Leadership Awareness Forum.

Bridging the gap between school and workplace

The Career Leadership Awareness Forum helps foster stronger relationships between schools and employers while helping prepare students for life after high school. 

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Renowned Sculptor Janet Echelman unveils design for St. Pete Pier installation

“Bending Arc” will be a flowing, net sculpture on the approach to the St. Petersburg Pier inspired by memories of the former pier, where Janet Echelman played as a child, and the beach. 

Development NewsTurtle Care Center

Florida Aquarium opens Sea Turtle Rehab Center

The two-story, open-air facility includes five rehabilitation pools, including an 11-foot-deep sea turtle dive pool that will help Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials determine if injured and ill turtles are well enough to return to the wild.

Feature StoryKai Kai Chang and Joanne Meredith admire the shrimp plant in the butterfly garden where no pesticides are used because they kill not only bad insects, but good insects too, including caterpillars.

How Tampa Bay Area gardeners innovate to save butterflies, other pollinators in Florida

What does a Florida-friendly landscape look like? Check out the University of South Florida Botanical Gardens in north Tampa to see how native plants can thrive in your Tampa Bay Area yard.

Feature StoryCharles Randatt with the City of Orlando, left, and Kevin Burns with the City of Miami lead a discussion on climate change issues in Florida.

What others can learn from Smart City initiatives in Florida

What are cities around Florida doing to capitalize on smart technologies and better serve their growing populations? See how Miami, Orlando, and Tampa approach Smart City initiatives.  

Innovation NewsOrganizers expect thousands at this year's Techstars Startup Week Tampa Bay, which will be held in Tampa and St. Pete.

Techstars Startup Week Tampa Bay: No excuses

Attendees at Techstars Startup Week Tampa Bay will have more than 100 events on 16 industry-specific tracks to choose from during the week, including panel discussions, education sessions and workshops. 

Innovation NewsDr. Denise Edwards, left, and Pam Muma at the Pamela Muma Women's Center.

USF Health concierge center to provide 1-stop shop

The Pamela Muma Women’s Health Center's focus on women’s health needs is intended to meet a need in the local health care system.

Feature StoryBoating in downtown Tampa.

UF study shows why Tampa sees itself as top destination for girlfriend getaways

Arts, museums, restaurants, luxury hotels, outdoor recreation, boutique shops key to attracting women to Tampa.

Innovation NewsInnovation Summit 2018 at Amalie Arena.

Synapse Summit 2019 expects record crowd of 5,000 in Tampa

More than 5,000 local residents and visitors are expected to attend Synapse Summit 2019, which will feature innovative technologies, product demos, a pitch competition and keynote speakers from a variety of industries. 

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Tampa entrepreneur provides free job services for federal workers

A Tampa company with an innovative online job-matching platform is offering free career services to federal employees who've been furloughed or are working without a paycheck due to the government shutdown. 

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Tampa transit system invests in smart tech for connected vehicles

A $40-million grant from the Florida Department of Transportation will pay for new equipment, such as cameras, sensors, and fiber-optic cables, as well as software, to pave the road for a rollout of connected vehicles by 2020.

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