Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

St. Pete's EDC chief to step down

The founding president and CEO is taking a COO job at a Tampa accounting firm.


  • By Louis Llovio
  • | 7:00 a.m. February 18, 2023
  • | 2 Free Articles Remaining!
J.P. DuBuque, the founding president and current CEO of the St. Petersburg Economic Development Corp.
J.P. DuBuque, the founding president and current CEO of the St. Petersburg Economic Development Corp.
File
  • Tampa Bay-Lakeland
  • Share

J.P. DuBuque, the founding president and CEO of the St. Petersburg Economic Development Corp. has resigned. He will leave his post in April.

In a statement released Friday, the EDC says DuBuque is joining the accounting firm Rivero, Gordimer & Co. as COO. His resignation is effective April 28.

The St. Petersburg EDC was founded in 2016 and under DuBuque has announced more than 2,100 jobs, increased private sector revenue by 86% and public support by 50% over the past six years, according to the statement.

The organization’s executive committee is working on a plan to find his successor, and the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce will help the EDC in the meantime on “its mission of marketing and business attraction.”

As the search for new leadership is underway, the EDC is working on a strategic plan for the next three to five years as it looks to expand its work. 

“We’ve demonstrated that we’ve made an impact and been financially successful,” Marcus Greene, Truist market president and current chair of the EDC, says in the statement. “Now we’re looking at how we take that to the next level, attracting even more companies to our area.”

 

author

Louis Llovio

Louis Llovio is the commercial real estate editor at the Business Observer. Before going to work at the Observer, the longtime business writer worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Maryland Daily Record and for the Baltimore Sun Media Group. He lives in Tampa.

Latest News

×

Special Offer: Only $1 Per Week For 1 Year!

Your free article limit has been reached this month.
Subscribe now for unlimited digital access to our award-winning business news.
Join thousands of executives who rely on us for insights spanning Tampa Bay to Naples.