“Although we took serious note of St Petersburg’s new residing talent, with their 6 percent millennial population increase in the past 5 years(3), there are many factors about St. Petersburg and Florida’s high tech corridor that attracted us to make this move,” said Matt Horton, President of sensorFact. “It is true, that after our recent spin-off, we set out to find a home where we could take advantage of a talented base that is increasingly technology oriented, but we also wanted to find a diverse and flourishing economic environment that would be welcoming to a start up company like ours. St. Petersburg offers big city benefits with a small town feeling, and that means a lot to our team and their families who have all relocated here and are enjoying it.”
sensorFact Services will be joining the ranks of close to 20,000 companies(2) encompassed by the High Tech Corridor. 180 high tech businesses already employ 9,970 members in St. Petersburg(1) alone, allowing sensorFact the ability to tap into the local talent, technical resources, and already established friendly business climate found there. “Other companies are proving this area as a key factor to a successful business formula. As reported in the Florida Trend, other companies have successfully grown from less than 30 employees to a staff more than 2002 people in three years’ time. With sensorFact already positioned for similar growth, we are excited to be in a place where our company can really take root and have the local support we need to expand our business,” commented Rena Hafer, Vice President of sensorFact Services.
sensorFact has executed a five-year lease for its new principal place of business within the Morgan Stanley Tower at 150 2nd Avenue North, Suite 770, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701.
“Tech companies like sensorFact are drawn to downtown St. Pete for the quality of life it offers, not only their executives, but to their employees and families,” reiterated Larry Feldman, CEO of Feldman Equities LLC. “We are seeing a lot of interest from tech companies. Downtown St. Petersburg with its abundance of nightlife, restaurants, waterfront and walkable amenities is a significant draw for millennial employee recruitment and retention. You have a vibrant downtown, minutes from the most beautiful beaches in the world. The nation’s top industries are taking note.”
The new home of sensorFact is situated near the waterfront and next to the Sundial. “This puts us within walking distance of several business partners and a substantial community of services that make this town feel so connected,” Horton continued. “We’re fully moved and open for business, and St. Petersburg has been more than welcoming.”
The move was completed June 10th 2015.
About sensorFact Services, Inc.: Located in St. Petersburg Florida, and founded in 2015, sensorFact Services, Inc. is an IoT company that secures the collection and storage of sensor data while empowering its subscribers through a growing set of integration API’s and partnering visualization and decision-management products. sensorFact’s mission statement is “to solve the problems that create the barriers around storing and sharing sensor data, and to provide these solutions at a reasonable cost while advocating for the data owner. We will accomplish this mission by means of secure and robust technology. We will maintain relevance through exceptional customer service and ubiquitous integration opportunities. Our strength comes from employing the most talented workers, and fostering their personal growth and innovation.”
To learn more about sensorFact Services, Inc., please visit www.sensorFact.com
- City of St. Petersburg, stpete.org, “St. Petersburg anchors the Florida High Tech Corridor. One of the top four high-tech employment centers in the nation.,” June 12, 2015, http://www.stpete.org/city_overview/information_technologies.php
- See Amy Keller, Florida Trend, “High-Tech Corridor: Florida's I-4 corridor is a high tech hotbeb”, 9/10/2013, http://www.floridatrend.com/article/16071/floridas-i-4-corridor-is-a-high-tech-hotbed
- See Jo-Lynn Brown, Tampa Bay Business Journal, “St. Petersburg 'Best for Millennial Workers'”, Jan 29, 2015 , http://www.bizjournals.com/tampabay/blog/morning-edition/2015/01/st-petersburg-best-for-millennial-workers.html