Volume 127 l May 2023

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Economic Growth & Advocacy Edition

2023 State of the City of Largo Business Breakfast

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County Economic Development launches new website

*****Pinellas County Economic Development (PCED) launched a newly redesigned website, www.pced.org on May 3.  It serves as the backbone of PCED's online presence to market the County as the “Ideal Business Destination” to domestic and global audiences.

*****It features improved functionality, a modern design, streamlined access to essential information, and a new interactive Pinellas Economic Data Dashboard.  There’s also information for business startups, a news and media section, updated pages about target industries and County programs, and other areas of importance in economic development.

*****And there are profiles on the 24 municipalities within Pinellas County and links to key resources, along with success story profiles about companies currently doing business in Pinellas County.  It will be regularly updated with new stories. To experience it for yourself, check out www.pced.org.

Memorial Day Holiday Office Hours

Friday, May 26 – 9:00 a.m. to Noon

Monday, May 29 – Closed

"Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it." – Mark Twain

Member Plaque Presentations

For the past month, our Ambassadors have welcomed new members by presenting them with their member plaques!

Check out Naaman Creative's business profile in our directory: https://www.centralchamber.biz/the-chamber/business-directory?memberuid=88824

Clear Choice Tree Service's business profile: https://www.centralchamber.biz/the-chamber/business-directory?memberuid=88825 & Suncoast Fleet Services: https://www.centralchamber.biz/the-chamber/business-directory?memberuid=88826

For more information on New York Life, visit: https://www.centralchamber.biz/the-chamber/business-directory?memberuid=88831

Welcome, Duro-Last! Check out their business profile here: https://www.centralchamber.biz/the-chamber/business-directory?memberuid=88830

2.1 million Floridians plan road trip as gas prices continue decline

Memorial Day weekend travelers should see favorable prices at the pump as gas prices continue downward. Florida drivers will spend a dollar per gallon less for gasoline than they did last Memorial Day weekend.

NHC tracking area of 'disturbed weather' off Florida with low chance for development

Over the last 50 years, there have been 19 storms that have formed before the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season. The season officially begins June 1.

A tale of two counties: Lee County adds thousands of jobs, Collier far fewer

While Lee took the brunt of Hurricane Ian's wrath in September, it continues to recover and rebuild. Not so in the Naples metro – or Collier County.

Majority of Disney first responders approve bargaining agreement, await ratification

Firefighters who serve and protect Walt Disney World overwhelmingly approved a new employment contract promising pay raises and more manpower.

Super yacht, tight squeeze: Fort Lauderdale facing gridlock crisis on New River

Boats are getting bigger. But the New River they travel up and down is not. The channel, one of Fort Lauderdale’s busiest waterways, already has a reputation for being the most challenging river to navigate on the East Coast.

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