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

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    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.