May 4, 2018
Hill Ward Henderson has as its cornerstone an obligation and a commitment to our valued clients to provide the highest degree of integrity, professionalism and competence to ensure the timely, efficient delivery of high quality legal services. The dividend to our firm has been the long-term relationships we have developed with our clients and with the Tampa community.
2018 Pinellas County Economic Profile
Clearwater moves closer to offering voters strong mayor option
May 4, 2018

CLEARWATER, Fla. — A task force of about a dozen citizens will have two months to iron out details on how to replace the council-manager form of government that has operated here for 95 years.
The City Council on Thursday voted 3-2 for a panel of 15 members from past charter review committees to define how a strong mayor system would work: what authority the strong mayor would have; how much power would remain with council; how large the council should be; and other logistics. Mayor George Cretekos and Council member Bob Cundiff voted in opposition.

Pinellas Small Business Enterprise Local Conversation
April 19, 2018

CLEARWATER, Fla. –  On April 19th, small business owners and representatives from across Pinellas joined County representatives to discuss the successes and challenges of doing business with Pinellas County Government. St. Petersburg College's Collaborative Lab hosted the event and guided participants through activities to establish future goals and solutions.

View a real-time record of the event here:

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The Bank of Tampa Opens New Clearwater Branch
May 3, 2018

The Bank of Tampa  held the ribbon cutting for its Clearwater office, which is located at 900 S. Fort Harrison Ave. in Clearwater. The new location is The Bank of Tampa’s third full-service banking office in Pinellas County, and the second office the bank has opened in Pinellas over the last two years.

SAVE THE DATE - Politics in Pinellas - July 26, 2018
Politics in Pinellas is a Chamber-hosted event, where we invite all candidates for the November Election to Pinellas County to meet the public. This year's event will take place at the St. Petersburg College Epicenter facility on 58th Street North in Clearwater, on Thursday, July 26. More information to come - Stay Tuned!!
Pinellas County 2018 Economic Profile

The Pinellas County Economic Profile is your guide to the changing demographics, industry and economic data of our dynamic community. Each year, Pinellas County Economic Development publishes this collection of data to ensure that entrepreneurs, business developers, site selectors, and financial institutions have a full picture of the evolving economy and workforce as well as the factors that contribute and influence changes to Pinellas County’s economic health. 

Economic Development Initiatives of the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce are sponsored by BayCare Health Systems.

Darryl J. Henderson
VP, Public Policy & Business Development

Questions or comments?

The Public Policy & Business Development Committee meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, at 7:45 am, in the CRCC Boardroom.

Next Meeting:

Tuesday May 15, 2018