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Rick Kriseman continues to push pro-business agenda

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St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman is touting a key business ranking. A financial education and empowerment website and resource ranked Florida the seventh most entrepreneurial state in the nation. In a Facebook post Kriseman linked to the NerdWallet ranking and hinted that St. Pete may be one of the reasons. The city recently announced it was chosen as the host city for the 2016 Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation’s annual Mayors’ Conference on Entrepreneurship. Lately, Kriseman has been putting a lot…

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Rick Kriseman to announce federal grant program for low-income entrepreneurs

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St. Pete officials will announce a federal grant program aimed at expanding training and capital services for low-income entrepreneurs. Mayor Rick Kriseman and Deputy Mayor Kanika Tomalin will join U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor and the Tampa Bay Black Business Investment Corp. Tuesday to announce further details of the PRIME Project at 10 a.m. at 1123 22nd. Street South in St. Pete. PRIME stands for Program for Investment in Microentrepreneurs. The program is expected to help as many as 220 low-income…

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St. Pete to host mayors’ entrepreneurship conference next year

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The City of St. Petersburg has been chosen to host the 2016 Ewing Marion Kauffman Mayors’ Conference on Entrepreneurship next year. The news comes as St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman prepares to head home from this year’s conference in Albuquerque, N.M. “This conference will showcase the Sunshine City to mayors and visitors from across the country,” Kriseman said. “They will see up close that St. Petersburg is a city of opportunity for entrepreneurs, a place where dreamers can become doers.”…

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Rick Kriseman heads to Albuquerque to learn new ways to foster entrepreneurship

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St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman is spending the next couple of days in Albuquerque, N.M., for the third annual Mayors Conference on Entrepreneurship. The event is just as it sounds; it’s aimed at helping mayors foster business growth in their communities. Kriseman will “discuss the role of cities and mayors in creating vibrant and innovative entrepreneurial economies” during the three-day conference. “I am pleased to join with my colleagues from across the country for this conference. Nourishing entrepreneurship and small…

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