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Industry Overview
A comparison of financial hotspots across the globe has named Florida as one of the best places on the planet to establish financial technology and support facilities. Rich in diversity, culture, and a knowledgeable workforce for today's global economy, Pinellas County is a business destination that can deliver services worldwide in a timely, efficient and cost effective manner.
With a pro-business climate, job creation tax incentives, low tax rates, a network of industry professionals, a developed infrastructure, and a skilled workforce, Pinellas is a perfect base for business and financial service corporations.

Target Sector Trade Event Grants are available from Enterprise Florida to qualified Florida companies to offset costs for some of these events.  Click here to learn more.

With its present 55 high-wage jobs in Pinellas County, Florida, the National Forensic Science Technology Center (NFSTC)provides quality services including training, assessment, research and technology assistance to the justice, forensic science and military communities.  Now, the non-profit organization is ready to expand with its spin-off, the Forensic Innovation Center.  A for-profit enterprise, the Forensic Innovation Center (FIC) will add 40 new jobs paying 150% of the average annual wage in the county.   Read more here.
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  • 17% of the Florida High Tech Corridor's Financial Services industry employment is located in Pinellas County.
  • Over 25,000 Pinellas County professionals are employed in business and financial services.
  • The average annual wage for the industry is approximately $69,000.
  • Pinellas County is committed to training tomorrow's corporate professionals through unique workforce development programs, internships, apprenticeship and on-the-job training, fellowships, continuing professional education and extensive partnerships with local colleges and national universities.
  • Pinellas County's top rated college and universities provide firms with qualified graduates in a variety of majors including Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Business Administration, Marketing, Economics, Accounting, Finance, and Management.
Pinellas County Economic Development
13805 58th Street North, Suite 1-200 Clearwater, Florida 33760
Phone 888-759-5627 Fax 727-464-7053