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St. Pete, county, Innovation Center partner to create business incubator

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The Tampa Bay Innovation Center, an innovation and entrepreneurship center for technology businesses, will partner with Pinellas County and the city of St. Petersburg to conceive and operate a major new business incubator. “We have enjoyed a close and productive relationship with Tampa Bay Innovation Center, and this collaboration with the TBIC team and the city of St. Petersburg is an opportunity to bring a new energy and significant resources to the Pinellas startup community,” said Mike Meidel, director of…

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Money from STAR Center sale may fund St. Pete small business incubator

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Pinellas County, with money from the upcoming sale of the Young-Rainey STAR Center, may be on its way to funding a new, local small business incubator. During a Tuesday work session, the Board of County Commissioners discussed adding an appropriations request to one of its 2016 fiscal year regular meeting agendas. The request would be for state, federal and county funding for a St. Pete-based small business incubator. According to Tonya Elmore, president and CEO of the Tampa Bay Innovation Center,…

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