Pinellas County Business News
February, 2018
Check out the 2018 Development Updates!
Explore nearly 200 new development projects across Pinellas County at
Join the Tampa Bay Export Alliance in Mexico City, April 10 - 13
Mexico's market represents vast opportunity for Tampa Bay companies interested in increasing their footprint in the Latin American market. U.S. goods and services trade with Mexico totaled an estimated $579.1 billion in 2016, of which exports were $262 billion. Mexico ranks as Port Tampa Bay's 4th largest export destination. The Global Tampa Bay Export Trade Mission will provide an excellent opportunity to initiate or expand your business profile in Mexico. Learn more about the mission at, and contact Brent Barkway at (727) 464-7411 or to participate.
Spring Job Fair at SPC Gibbs Campus, March 20
St. Petersburg College Gibbs Campus (6605 Fifth Avenue North) Spring Job Fair is Tues., Mar.20th from 12-2pm in the SS-LOBBY. This is a free event and is open to both students as well as the general public. There is also no charge to host a recruitment table and employers can register by contacting David White at or (727) 341-4725.

Labor market heating up in Pinellas, but workers still available...
There are almost 16,000 unemployed residents in Pinellas County. Find out who they are in our new Pinellas County Unemployment Analysis, and click here to explore an animated graphic of historic economic data, including topics such as employment and average wage.
BAMA Manufacturers Roundtable, Feb. 15
The Bay Area Manufacturers Association (BAMA) Manufacturers RoundTable Forums focus on areas of interest for area manufacturers  and are designed to promote sharing of  best practices to its members with a goal of improving our manufacturing business base. The Feb. 15 Roundtable topic is EZ Kaizen - A Better Approach to an Employee Suggestion System. Learn more and register at
Florida Economic Development Council 2018 Conference: May 21 - 23

Early-bird registration is open now, as are nominations for annual awards. The conference will take place at the Sanibel Harbour Marriott in Ft. Myers, FL. Learn more at
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Largo recognized for economic growth
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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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