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Clearwater Economic Development
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Redevelopment Areas

 

Contacts

Cindy Margiotta
Pinellas County Economic Development
(727) 464-7398
cmargiotta@pinellascounty.org 

Diane Hufford
Clearwater Economic Development
(727) 562-4054
Diane.hufford@myclearwater.com

 

  

 

Sparkling Clearwater, Florida
As the 4th largest city in Tampa Bay, Clearwater is home to a diverse economy with businesses of every size. Downtown Clearwater enjoys a unique location on a bluff overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway, with public green space lining the waterfront. As the county seat, it also supports a large number of government offices and businesses.  



World famous Clearwater Beach is the heart of the Pinellas County tourism market which draws 5 million visitors each year. Clearwater boasts a traditional urban downtown anchored by the Cleveland Street District. The City is home to more than 100 hotels and its top industries are health and business services, government and retail. The largest employers include Bausch & Lomb Surgical, Lincare Holdings, Aerosonic Corporation, Instrument Transformers, and Morton Plant Hospital. 

GE Instrument Transformers is building a new 208,000-square-foot manufacturing center of excellence and Baycare Health System will begin construction on a 147,000-square-foot building at its headquarters campus. The Clearwater Marine Aquarium is planning a new facility featuring Clearwater's very own "Winter" the dolphin from the motion picture “A Dolphin Tale" and new hotels include Shephards Beach Resort and Opal Sands.


Opportunities
Further hotel development is highly encouraged on Clearwater Beach with incentive bonus densities available.

The downtown's 540-acre Community Redevelopment Area (CRA) is primarily designated for higher-intensity uses. Incentives in the District include a Facade Improvement Program, a Sidewalk Cafe Furniture Grant and a Retail and Restaurant Recruitment Grant. Downtown offers a wide variety of opportunities, including high-rise office space, mixed-use residential and retail space and excellent locations along the Cleveland Street District.

The Hercules Industrial Corridor located in central Clearwater and adjacent to Clearwater Executive Airport, is the industrial “center” of Clearwater and is home to major manufacturers like Aerosonic Corporation and F.K. Instrument Company. The 176-acre East Gateway District is located on the eastern end of downtown and includes commercial and residential areas.


Demographics

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Pinellas County Demographic & Business Summary PDF (76.74 KB) Administration Yesterday
Belleair PDF (14.78 KB) Administration Yesterday
Belleair Beach PDF (75.91 KB) Administration Yesterday
Belleair Bluffs PDF (76.12 KB) Administration Yesterday
Belleair Shore PDF (75.29 KB) Administration Yesterday
Clearwater PDF (76.49 KB) Administration Yesterday
Dunedin PDF (76.33 KB) Administration Yesterday
Gulfport PDF (90.09 KB) Administration Yesterday
Indian Rocks Beach PDF (76.17 KB) Administration Yesterday
Indian Shores PDF (89.39 KB) Administration Yesterday
Kenneth City PDF (88.48 KB) Administration Yesterday
Largo PDF (76.39 KB) Administration Yesterday
Madeira Beach PDF (76.18 KB) Administration Yesterday
North Redington Beach PDF (76.06 KB) Administration Yesterday
Oldsmar PDF (76.25 KB) Administration Yesterday
Pinellas Park PDF (76.53 KB) Administration Yesterday
Redington Beach PDF (76.01 KB) Administration Yesterday
Redington Shores PDF (75.97 KB) Administration Yesterday
Safety Harbor PDF (89.7 KB) Administration Yesterday
Seminole PDF (76.27 KB) Administration Yesterday
South Pasadena PDF (76.17 KB) Administration Yesterday
St. Pete Beach PDF (76.23 KB) Administration Yesterday
St. Petersburg PDF (89.73 KB) Administration Yesterday
Treasure Island PDF (76.21 KB) Administration Yesterday
Tarpon Springs PDF (76.35 KB) Administration Yesterday

Economy

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Economic Indicators 2016 Q2 PDF (208.78 KB) Administration Yesterday
Economic Indicators 2016 Q1 PDF (86.21 KB) Administration 6/30/2016
Economic Indicators 2015 Q4 PDF (86.81 KB) Administration 3/16/2016
Economic Indicators 2015 Q3 PDF (86.86 KB) Administration 12/28/2015
Pinellas Labor Force Estimates by Census Tract PDF (19.65 KB) Administration 3/25/2016
Economic Indicators 2015 Q2 PDF (86.85 KB) Administration 9/8/2015
Pinellas Sales Tax Data by Kind Code XLSX (218.5 KB) Administration Yesterday
Pinellas County Economic Profile PDF (605.67 KB) Administration 9/21/2016
Pinellas Cost of Living Comparison PDF (82.26 KB) Administration 5/19/2015
Economic Indicators 2015 Q1 PDF (86.81 KB) Administration 6/18/2015
Economic Indicators 2014 Q4 PDF (89.02 KB) Administration 6/18/2015
Economic Indicators 2014 Q3 PDF (87.02 KB) Administration 6/18/2015
Economic Indicators 2014 Q2 PDF (86.93 KB) Administration 6/18/2015
Economic Indicators 2014 Q1 PDF (205.35 KB) Administration 6/18/2015
Economic Indicators 2013 Q4 PDF (88.43 KB) Administration 6/18/2015

Employers

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Pinellas Largest Target Industry Employers PDF (105.56 KB) Administration 5/18/2016
Companies with Active Certifications PDF (192.55 KB) Administration 9/8/2015

Entrepreneurs

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Request LOI for Pinellas Biz Incubator Operator PDF (340.65 KB)  more ] Administration 3/9/2016
SBE Program Application PDF (472.39 KB) Administration 5/20/2015

Incentives

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
QTI Report 2016 PDF (2.45 MB) Administration 9/14/2016
Pinellas County ED AVTE Program Guidelines.pdf PDF (85.13 KB) Administration 8/24/2015
RequiredStateIncentiveReport.pdf PDF (47.02 KB) Administration 1/14/2016
Quick Response Training Info Sheet PDF (421.83 KB) Administration 5/20/2015
Incumbent Worker Training Program Info Sheet PDF (395.54 KB) Administration 5/20/2015
Space Industry Sales Tax Exemption PDF (201.25 KB) Administration 5/20/2015
Semiconductor, Defense and Space Technology Tax Ex PDF (1.11 MB) Administration 5/20/2015
Machinery and Equipment Tax Exemption PDF (394.92 KB) Administration 5/20/2015
Electricity and Steam Tax Exemption PDF (490.67 KB) Administration 5/20/2015
Aviation Tax Exemption PDF (220.13 KB) Administration 5/20/2015
Overview of Tax Exemptions & Incentives PDF (65.69 KB) Administration 8/13/2015
Urban Job Tax Credit PDF (352.83 KB) Administration 5/18/2015
Special Consideration for Urban Areas Summary Shee PDF (174.34 KB) Administration 5/18/2015
Qualified Target Industry Tax Refund Program PDF (307.01 KB) Administration 5/18/2015
Qualified Target Industry Incentive Report (12/201 PDF (343.39 KB) Administration 5/18/2015
Qualified Defense & Space Contractor Tax Refund PDF (1.45 MB) Administration 5/18/2015
Job Creation Incentive Grant PDF (39.99 KB) Administration 5/18/2015
High Impact Performance Incentive Grant PDF (354.7 KB) Administration 5/18/2015
Enterprise Zone Incentives PDF (287.14 KB) Administration 5/18/2015
Economic Development Transportation Fund PDF (459.96 KB) Administration 5/18/2015
Capital Investment Tax Credit PDF (340 KB) Administration 5/18/2015
Brownfield Redevelopment Bonus PDF (280.61 KB) Administration 5/18/2015

Industry Pages

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Manufacturing Organizations List PDF (56.22 KB) Administration 10/13/2015
Qrtly Vacancy & Rental Rates PDF (99.56 KB) Administration 7/6/2016

Maps

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Municipalities and Unincorporated Areas PDF (5.07 MB) Administration 6/18/2015
Truck Routes PDF (770.2 KB) Administration 6/18/2015
Rail Lines PDF (654.18 KB) Administration 6/18/2015
Locator Map PDF (205.11 KB) Administration 6/18/2015
Community Redevelopment Areas PDF (3.58 MB) Administration 6/18/2015
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