Many in the Tampa Bay region are feeling the affects of Hurricane Ian. Though we were lucky to have relatively minor impacts locally - family, friends and colleagues across the state are dealing devastating damage. I've been impressed with the generosity of our community as people arrange caravans to take supplies south, or donate to nonprofits. I encourage you to show your support to our neighbors in any way you can. You never know when it will be us needing their kindness.
I also want to acknowledge the tremendous efforts by members of the Innovation District in the lead up and recovery after Hurricane Ian. Their work has local, state-wide and even national impact.
Click on the links below to read more about their impressive work.
Saildrone and NOAA collected data in the air and on the water surface to assist in the development of tracking models and impact analysis.
US Coast Guard Sector St Pete and Air Station Clearwater conducted search and rescue operations during and after the storm.
Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital and Bayfront Health St. Pete assisted in evacuating hospitalized patients.
Alison Barlow, Executive Director
District organizations are taking time to give back to the community, especially with youth. Thank you to everyone for your efforts to inspire the next generation of our STEAM workforce.
The Innovation District has had many celebrations over the first few months of 2022. Its been a whirlwind.
Volunteers of America of Florida broke ground November 5 with a new affordable project on 5th Avenue South. The project will bring 50 new affordable mixed-use housing units to the market and is aimed at low-income earners.