Technology investment firm chooses St. Pete over Miami for new HQ


A major financial backer of innovative technologies is moving its headquarters out of New York City and into Florida, but instead of Miami, the company chose downtown St. Pete

Cathie Wood’s ARK Invest plans to invest in the region in some big ways. 

“Cathie Wood is an icon in the investment industry,” the CEO of the Tampa Bay Innovation Center, Tonya Elmore said, bluntly. “It’s a very big deal.” 

ARK Invest puts money into a portfolio of businesses know as disruptive innovation – start-ups in energy storage, blockchain technology, robotics, and DNA sequencing, to name a few.

ARK Innovation Center rendering (ARK Innovation Center)

ARK’s move to downtown St. Pete on Central Avenue will bring dozens of high-paying jobs to Pinellas County. 

In addition to moving ARK’s corporate headquarters, the company is also merging with the…

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