|ARK Invest Relocating to Pinellas Nov. 1, Will Break Ground on Innovation Center in Early 2022
|Ark Investment Management LLC (“ARK” or “ARK Invest”), an investment adviser focused solely on investing in disruptive innovation, announced the relocation of its corporate headquarters to St. Petersburg, effective Nov. 1, 2021. In addition, the company announced that groundbreaking for the ARK Innovation Center will take place during the first quarter of 2022. This state-of-the-art facility will support entrepreneurs and tech startups in St. Petersburg and the Tampa Bay region.
“We are thrilled to relocate our corporate headquarters to St. Petersburg, Florida, as we believe the Tampa Bay region’s talent, innovative spirit, and quality of life will accelerate our growth initiatives,” stated Cathie Wood, ARK’s founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer.
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|Cathie Wood, Founder and Chief Investment Officer, Ark Investment
|GrowFL Pinellas Companies to Watch
|Congratulations to iSOCRATES LLC and Yo Mama’s Foods, the Pinellas County companies selected as 11th Annual GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch Honorees!
GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch recognizes growing second-stage companies headquartered in Florida. Developed by the Edward Lowe Foundation, Companies to Watch is a unique way to honor the companies who demonstrate high performance in the marketplace with innovative strategies and processes, making them “worth watching.”
The 11th Annual GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch awards celebration will take place on February 17, 2022. Learn more at https://growfl.com/flctw21/about-flctw/.
|Pinellas Demographics and Business Summaries by CityLooking for demographic details about 24 Pinellas County municipalities? We’ve got you covered!
Visit https://www.pced.org/page/DemoBusiness to learn about average resident workforce populations by industry, education levels, volume of types of business, and much more.
|September Labor ReportIn labor news, Pinellas County boasted more than 500,000 jobs in the month of September, 2021 – a new record! View the full report at www.PCED.org/laborreport.
|Pinellas County Virtual Reverse Trade Show Recap
|Celebrating its 10th year of bringing together business owners and Pinellas County purchasing agents and contract administrators, the Pinellas County Reverse Tradeshow continues to bridge the gap between business and local government agencies.
In this year’s virtual format:120 business owners participated in the Reverse Trade Show26 vendors participated in the General Session, where they provided an overview of upcoming projects and business opportunities20 Match Maker sessions provided opportunities for business owners to present their capabilities and services to participating vendors
|Facebook Invoice Fast Track program
|The Facebook Invoice Fast Track program is available to U.S. for-profit companies that are certified as majority-owned, operated and controlled by racial or ethnic minorities, women, U.S. military veterans, LGBTQ+ people or individuals with disabilities. The program provides an opportunity to apply for immediate payments for the goods and services you’ve invoiced your customers for — but would otherwise have waited months to get paid. Click here to learn more.
|COVID-19 EIDL program ends Dec. 31The last day that applications may be received is December 31, 2021. All applicants should file their applications as soon as possible. This federal small business loan program supports small businesses’ recovery from the COVID-19 disaster’s economic impacts by providing accessible and borrower-friendly capital. For additional information on COVID EIDL and other recovery programs please visit www.sba.gov/relief.