Pinellas County Business News
April 2019
Jabil Innovation Center Opens
Mark Mondello, CEO of Jabil, opens the Jabil Innovation Center in Pinellas
As a part of its $67.3 million Pinellas County expansion, Jabil opened its new Innovation Center in St. Petersburg's Gateway business district.  As the company continues its growth, it expects to add 300 new jobs and create a cohesive campus for Jabil's expanding local workforce.

OnMed Launches Telemedicine Stations
OnMed CEO Austin White
OnMed, headquarted in Pinellas County, recently launched its Interactive Telemedicine Station in Clearwater. The OnMed station will diagnose patients and dispense prescription medicine in real time. OnMed Chief Communications Officer Doug Smith explained, "The  OnMed station is a virtual walk-in clinic and pharmacy wrapped up into one.  It is a private, secure, self-contained space where patients can walk in and see a real doctor on the screen and leave with their prescription. It is the ultimate one-stop health care visit for patients looking for a convenient and safe way to see a doctor."

Pinellas County Commission Vice Chair Pat Gerard attended the launch, saying, "These innovations and this life-changing and life-saving technology is being developed here, in Clearwater. We have the talent and the business climate in Pinellas to support and help growing companies, like OnMed, to expand rapidly. Doug has shared with us that although the staff here now is small, but mighty, they expect to have over 100 employees by the end of 2019."

We congratulate OnMed on its launch of the OnMed Telemedicine Station, and thank the company for choosing to grow in Pinellas County, Florida.

Learn more about OnMed at

Global Tampa Bay in Panama

Pinellas County with our Global Tampa Bay partners and nine local companies had a productive trade mission to Panama from March 18th - 21st.  Highlights of the trip included the Ambassador's Reception where Commissioner Karen Seel, Chair of the 2019 Pinellas Board of County Commissioners, touted the advantages of the Tampa Bay region for growing businesses. Although final numbers are still being tallied, preliminary reports indicate that the nine local companies that attended are projecting over $7 million in future sales as a result of this trade mission. Learn more about future trade missions with Global Tampa Bay and services to help your Pinellas businesses with exports by contacting Brent Barkway at

Florida Medical Device Symposium - 
FDA Super Session, May 13

Join in on the Symposium's first day to hear from and network with key FDA officials and staff who lead all medical device inspectional and compliance activities covering eighteen states, from Florida to Minnesota. This interactive FDA session will cover a myriad of compliance and regulatory issues critical to the medtech industry, as well as lots of Q&A and discussion. Learn more and register at

Apply to Present at the Florida Early Stage Capital Conference, May 9 - 10

The Florida Venture Forum is calling for outstanding private companies from the state of Florida and beyond to apply to present at the 2019 Florida Early Stage Capital Conference. In addition to the opportunity to present before an audience of active equity investors, presenting companies meeting designated criteria will compete for the Accelerating Innovation (AI) Award, offered by Space Florida. The AI Award offers  cash prizes totaling $100,000 (Early Stage companies: Grand Prize winner: $50,000, 1st runner up: $25,000 Start-up companies: Grand Prize winner: $15,000, 1st runner up: $10,000) to eligible Florida companies and to out-of-state companies seeking to relocate or establish a presence in Florida. The application deadline is April 18; click here to learn  more  and apply.

New in the Data Center...
Pinellas Employment by Occupation & Median Wage

Want to know the fastest-growing, highest earning jobs in Pinellas? We can help! The medical field is booming now, with Physician Assistant expected to be the fastest-growing profession in the county. Fields with computer and data-heavy occupations like operations research, information security, and software development follow close behind. The best paying job in Pinellas? Dentist! Find these details and more in our updated report, Pinellas Employment by Occupation and Median Wage.

Growing? Need Talent? PTC!
Pinellas Technical College
Pinellas Technical College

Pinellas Technical College has a network of 250 business and industry partners who advise and guide the programs to ensure  students are preparing for the workforce needs of Pinellas employers. Check out their new video, explore custom training, learn more, and post your job opening.

UNITE Pinellas Collective introduces the
2019 Equity Profile: April 18

UNITE Pinellas is a collective of county leaders from all sectors and walks of life, supported by the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg, United Way Suncoast, and the Juvenile Welfare Board. Please join them for a morning of compelling and informative presentations and the release of the 2019 Pinellas Equity Profile. This is the first countywide assessment of economic and quality-of-life measures through an equity lens. It's a powerful information tool to help fuel the growing local movement for equitable economic development. Click here for full details and registration. 

Pinellas County Solid Waste offers more opportunities to "talk trash" at three public workshops

Pinellas County Solid Waste is inviting residents, businesses and business partners to attend one of three upcoming Master Plan Workshops to review existing solid waste programs, and provide feedback about potential new countywide waste, recycling and reduction programs, as well as evaluate opportunities to create more renewable energy from waste.  Participants are encouraged to attend a workshop location convenient to them. The following workshop dates will provide the same information at each location:
  • Monday, April 29, from 6 - 8 p.m.Gulfport Casino Ballroom
    5500 Shore Boulevard South
    Gulfport, FL 33707
  • Tuesday, April 30, from 6 - 8 p.m.Pinellas County Extension
    12520 Ulmerton Road
    Largo, FL 33774
  • Thursday, May 2, from 6 - 8 p.m.East Lake Library
    4125 East Lake Road
    Palm Harbor, FL 34685

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The Florida Small Business Development Center at Pinellas County Economic Development hosts a number of business workshops each month. Find a full schedule of upcoming workshops at

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