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St. Pete’s state of the economy reception message: We’re awesome

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Officials in St. Pete hosted a reception Tuesday to go over the state of the city’s economy. Basically, it was a commercial for the city, complete with a free drink for anyone in attendance. And the event wasn’t very well-scheduled, considering organizers nestled the reception in the middle of Election Day, ensuring most reporters were too busy to notice. In any case, the take-away was a good one. St. Pete, like, So. Totally. Rocks. First of all, the city is growing. St. Pete’s population…

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$75,000 grant aims to help Midtown residents open small businesses

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Low-income entrepreneurs in Midtown St. Pete now have a pool of $75,000 to work from to launch small businesses in the community. Thanks to a grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration presented to the Tampa Bay Black Business Investment Corp., hopeful business owners may now have access to the capital necessary to launch a new business. “Part of the vision 2020 plan that this community has worked so hard to develop targets young, smart entrepreneurs, but the challenge here…

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St. Pete welcomes Tampa Bay Black Business Investment Corp. to Midtown

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St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman plans to spend his Friday morning celebrating the new Tampa Bay Black Business Investment Corp. The new organization aims to offer resources, partnering opportunities and even loans to businesses owned and operated by African-American business leaders. The focus is on historically underserved markets. That would include two areas the city has recently been focusing revitalization efforts on – Midtown and Child’s Park. The Tampa Bay Black Business Investment Corp. officially opens at 1123 22 Street…

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