Tampa-St. Pete’s focus on innovation shines as Commerce secretary kick offs competition to address Covid challenges


    U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross took center stage at The Palladium at St. Petersburg College to announce a $25 million national competition for projects to prevent, prepare for and respond to the Covid-19 pandemic and future pandemics.

    But the star of the show — at least for some — was Tampa-St. Petersburg’s growing entrepreneurial ecosystem.