Pinellas County Business News
June 2019
Aug. 12 - 15: Global Tampa Bay Export Sales Mission to Brazil

As the ninth-largest economy in the world, Brazil offers a diverse consumer base for U.S. exporters. As Florida's number one trading partner, Brazil received $14.7 billion in merchandise exports from Florida last year. Two weekly service connections to Brazil make the South American country Port Tampa Bay's largest market for exports.

Click here to view more details about this upcoming event, and contact Brent Barkway at  for further information and to register .
June 13: Design Consultants & Construction Contractors...

...come learn about new opportunities to do business with Pinellas County Government. June 13, 7:30 - 9:30 a.m. at Moore Eventful Event Hall, 11141 US Hwy 19 N., Suite 204, Clearwater, 33760. Meet government prime contractors and subcontractors. The Penny for Pinellas Capital Improvement Program will be featured with a focus on Public Works Transportation and Stormwater Projects. Register at  Learn more at

New in the Data Center...
2008-2018 Pinellas County Sales

Visit  to access this fresh content highlighting a decade of sales data in Pinellas County. 

Q1 2019 Economic Indicators
Pinellas County Economic Indicators for the first quarter of 2019 are now available in our  Data Center. Highlights? Increases in labor force and consumer spending, and an 8.8% decrease in our unemployment rate.

Are you ready to take your manufacturing company to the next level?

Through the Manufacturers Business Growth Program, GrowFL provides access to resources, analysts, and tools to second-stage manufacturing and manufacturing-related companies. Who should apply? Companies that...
  • Are for-profit, privately-held manufacturing or manufacturing-related companies headquartered in Florida
  • Generate annual revenue or working capital between $750,000 and $100 million
  • Employ between 6 and 150 full-time employees
  • Provide products or services beyond the local area to regional, national, or global markets
  • Have an intent and desire to grow beyond second-stage

June 5: USF Employer Institute

University of South Florida (USF) Career Services is preparing for a new year of student recruitment  and encourages local employers to attend this unique education and planning opportunity. The Employer Institute will provide up-to-date information about the USF System and Career Services, along with featured speakers and content relevant to recruiting across the USF System. If your company is new to recruiting at USF, you are invited to a Pre-Session, which will cover a range of topics specific to getting started. Learn more and register at

Collision 2019 Toronto

Last month, Pinellas County Economic Development, with our partners at the City of St. Petersburg, shared the advantages of a Pinellas-based location for business owners and entrepreneurs at Collision in Toronto. Billed as a crossroads for the world's largest buyers and sellers of technology, the 25,000 attendees included many of the world's most recognizable brands, alongside disruptive technology startups. The audience was very receptive to learning more about the business climate in Pinellas County and were already aware of our world-famous beaches, thanks to our colleagues at Visit St. Pete/Clearwater. Learn more about the Collision conference, in this story from Bloomberg, where our own Andrea Falvey is quoted!  More pictures on Facebook.

CareerSource Pinellas Board of Directors

Applications are being accepted for appointments to the CareerSource Pinellas Board of Directors. This is an opportunity for local business owners and top executives to help guide workforce programs in Pinellas County. An online application, letter of recommendation from a Pinellas-based Chamber of Commerce or industry  association, and a resume are required for consideration by the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners. Click here   to learn more and click here  to apply. This is an unpaid volunteer position.

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Business Workshops
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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Clearwater, FL 33760