Pinellas County Business News
February 2020
Tampa Bay Bank Tank: March 5, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Meet dozens of different lenders from across the region who are ready to help finance your business!  Bank Tank's mission is to fuel businesses growth and expansion throughout Tampa Bay by providing business owners and entrepreneurs with one stop to compare lending options in a no-pressure environment.  Presented by  Clearwater Business SPARK  and the  Florida SBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development Sponsored by  Bank United

Learn more and register for FREE at

Pinellas County Government Career Expo, Feb. 4

Looking for a new career opportunity? Join Pinellas County Government at its first Career Expo on Feb. 4, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Bring your resume and learn about current and future opportunities, outstanding benefits and how to join our growing team of 3,100 employees. Onsite interviews will be offered for some positions. More details and RSVP at

Pinellas County seeking Proposals for Professional Architectural Services
to design the new Tampa Bay Innovation Center Incubator

Pinellas County Government is requesting that providers of professional architectural services consider responding with proposals to design the new Tampa Bay Innovation Center Incubator located in St. Petersburg. Details of the requested proposal information may be obtained by visiting RFP submittal due date is February 4 at 3:00 p.m.

RFP for Commercial Real Estate Brokerage Services

On Jan. 24, 2020, Pinellas County Government issued a Request for Proposals to provide Real Estate Brokerage Services. The deadline for questions regarding this RFP is February 14, and all questions must be submitted in writing to Jim Just at
RFN for Lealman Residential Redevelopment Projects, March 5

Pinellas County seeks statements of interest in response to a Request for Negotiations (RFN) for the development of residential properties in Lealman through a long-term ground lease. The objective is to redevelop these properties with a mix of well-designed housing types and tenancies ranging from single-family infill homes to multi-family apartments with the inclusion of affordable units.  For more information visit  Questions should be directed to and are due by Feb. 24 at 3:00 p.m. Statements of interest are due to Pinellas County Purchasing on March 5, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. Visit Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners - Purchasing Department Bids to download details, attachments and plan holders.

New in our Data Center...

We've recently updated our Interactive Census Maps, which offer detailed insight into unemployment rates, household income, education, and population change in Pinellas County. You can find and explore these maps at

We've also added 2019 3rd Quarter Economic Indicators to our online Data Center. Visit to review economic data such as labor force, consumer spending, commercial real estate, and more.

Meres Boulevard extension, City of Tarpon Springs

Congratulations to our municipal partners at the City of Tarpon Springs on the ground-breaking for the Meres Boulevard extension project. The extension is part of the Meres Town Center development and will provide opportunities for commercial growth in the Southern Gateway area, more direct access to Florida Hospital, and an important hurricane evacuation corridor.

Florida Water Festival, March 7
Florida Water Festival is a unique learning opportunity for children and adults stressing the importance of protecting Florida's precious water resources. The Festival features fun and informative activities, enlightening displays explained by water experts, and interactive demonstrations. More information can be found at

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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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