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Welcome to Pinellas
Business Climate
Commercial Property
Data Center
Economy
Education
Employers
Government
Quality of Life
Visitors/Tourism
Workforce


Target Industries
Advanced Manufacturing
Aviation & Aerospace
Business & Financial Services
Defense & Homeland Security
Information Technology
Life Sciences & Medical Technologies

 



Welcome to Pinellas 
Attracted by the mild, sub-tropical climate and miles of white sand beaches, 946,848 people have made Pinellas County their home. With an average 360 days of sunshine each year and beaches ranked among the best in the U.S., the county is also the most popular tourist destination on the Gulf of Mexico, drawing nearly six million tourists annually.  Pinellas' diverse communities range in population from more than 252,000 in St. Petersburg to slightly more than 100 in Belleair Shore, and nearly all capitalize on living in a waterfront paradise.   As an established county, the significant infrastructure - including schools, utilities and roadways - is already in place. Pinellas is also well connected with regional access provided via Interstate-275, two international airports, and the largest port in Florida. 

The Ideal Business Climate
Anchored by the urban markets of Clearwater and St. Petersburg, Pinellas has the second largest base of manufacturing employment in Florida. Fortune 500 technology manufacturers Jabil Circuit and Tech Data are headquartered here. Pinellas has diverse, yet symbiotic, industry clusters, including aviation/aerospace; defense/national security; medical technologies; business and financial services; and information technology. An extensive network of suppliers, service-providers and business associations support operations in these sectors. Relocating businesses can move to Pinellas and expect to begin growing immediately. Pinellas encourages innovation, and with industry giants Home Shopping Network (HSNi), Nielsen, ValPak and Catalina Marketing, it is rapidly becoming Florida’s hub for big data. Through relationships with major universities and high-tech institutes, Pinellas has become a center for research and development in marine science, electronic instruments, medical devices, sensors, nanotechnology and health care. The county is home to numerous business accelerators, like the Tampa Bay Innovation Center, TEC Garage, the Gazelle Lab and Clearwater's SPARK, which are committed to nurturing and building new ventures. Notable Employers: Home Shopping Network (HSNi), Nielsen Media Research, Jabil Circuit, Raymond James Financial, Tech Data, Honeywell, Raytheon, Lockheed-Martin, ConMed Linvatec, TransAmerica and Bausch & Lomb.

Quality of Life 
Pinellas offers an extraordinary quality of life, a relatively low cost of living, diverse housing options and high-quality colleges and universities. With its outstanding cultural, recreational and sports facilities, incomparable parks and beaches, and year round events, Pinellas provides a true resort lifestyle. 

Water 
143 marina & dock facilities
588 miles of coastline
35 miles of white sand beaches

On land 
48 golf courses
623 tennis courts
Pinellas Trail, 47 miles for walking & biking
250 parks 
600+ events annually

 

Higher Education

 
Culture
15 performing arts facilities
20 theater companies
22 museums, including
     the Salvador Dali Museum
Home of the Florida Orchestra
 
Spring Training & Minor League Teams

Pinellas Economic Profile            
Pinellas lies at the center of the robust Tampa Bay market, which is expected to grow from its current population of
4 million to 6 million by 2030. The market’s significant economic clout is also evidenced by more than $70 billion in consumer spending and a labor force 2 million strong. The region is ranked number 20 in the U.S. for job growth and carries the country’s 13th largest media market.
 
For the latest economic indicators and demographics including cost of living, real estate vacancy rates, employment and unemployment, visitor information, population, household, and income statistics as well as county and city profiles go to our Data Center.


 
Pinellas County Fast Facts       

Population:
Employees:
Households:
Avg. Household Income:
Annual Overnight Visitors:
Median Income Visitors:
Retail Sales:
Deposits:
946,848
453,092
425,675
$66,279
5.8 million
$121,859
$15.4 billion
$34.9 billion


 
 
 

Pinellas County Education Profile  

 

Primary Public Education - Pinellas County Schools
The Pinellas education system offers innovative programs throughout the public schools, a wide variety of private schools, and an extensive college and vocational training system.  Pinellas County Schools is the seventh largest district in the state with 150 schools including:
  • Fundamental Schools emphasize structure, student responsibility, homework, a strict dress code and mandatory parental involvement.
  • Magnet Programs offer intensive study in specialized, themed curricula, attracting students who are especially gifted in areas such as music, art, science or technology.
  • Charter Schools operated by nonprofit organizations, provide more individualized learning programs, encourage innovative approaches to education and require strong internal accountability for the quality of education they provide.
  • International Baccalaureate Programs are designed for highly gifted students who require a more challenging curriculum. Students are able to pursue advanced, college-bound courses during their high school years and, due to the rigor of the program, many colleges give IB students college credit for classes taken during high school

Private Education: The county is home to more than 72 private schools, providing families even more choice.

Pinellas Technical College offers students first-rate career and technical education at our two campuses – Clearwater and St. Petersburg – and at extension and clinical locations.  Pinellas Technical College’s emphasis is on post secondary education focusing on over 40 exciting career areas and about 60 programs and currently has nearly 5,000 full-time students enrolled.  Pinellas Technical College also offers continuing education courses and commercial training services through our Industry Services Department.

The Pinellas Education Foundation provides enhanced educational opportunities for students and educators in Pinellas County Schools.

   

Higher Education

Anchoring Florida's High Tech Corridor, Pinellas County and Tampa Bay are home to the University of South Florida.  With 49,000 students it is one of the largest universities in the nation and a growing powerhouse for research, rating in the top 50 for federal research expenditures. St. Petersburg College works closely with the business community and continually updates industry-focused programs.  For instance, its Associate Degree in Engineering Technology was the first in Florida and serves as a national model. Eckerd College is a private college of liberal arts and sciences with 1,748 students and 39 majors.  The Stetson University College of Law has more than 878 students and is ranked #3 in trial advocacy and #2 in legal writing by U.S. News & World Report. 

           


University Partnership Center at St. Petersburg College
The University Partnership Center is an alliance of sixteen colleges and universities. Its mission is to provide bachelor's and graduate degrees to more than 1-million people in the Pinellas County area. SPC offers access to junior and senior level courses for bachelor’s and graduate degrees at the University Partnership Center with:  Barry University, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland State University, Daytona State College,  Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida Institute of Technology, Florida International University, Florida State University, National University of Health Sciences, Saint Leo University, the University of Florida, the University of South Florida, University of South Florida at St. Petersburg, University of South Florida at Sarasota / Manatee, and St. Petersburg College. Visit the SPC University Partners Page for a list of each program to be offered, by university.

 

Demographics

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Pinellas County Demographic & Business Summary PDF (76.74 KB) Administration 9/26/2016
Belleair PDF (14.78 KB) Administration 9/26/2016
Belleair Beach PDF (75.91 KB) Administration 9/26/2016
Belleair Bluffs PDF (76.12 KB) Administration 9/26/2016
Belleair Shore PDF (75.29 KB) Administration 9/26/2016
Clearwater PDF (76.49 KB) Administration 9/26/2016
Dunedin PDF (76.33 KB) Administration 9/26/2016
Gulfport PDF (90.09 KB) Administration 9/26/2016
Indian Rocks Beach PDF (76.17 KB) Administration 9/26/2016
Indian Shores PDF (89.39 KB) Administration 9/26/2016
Kenneth City PDF (88.48 KB) Administration 9/26/2016
Largo PDF (76.39 KB) Administration 9/26/2016
Madeira Beach PDF (76.18 KB) Administration 9/26/2016
North Redington Beach PDF (76.06 KB) Administration 9/26/2016
Oldsmar PDF (76.25 KB) Administration 9/26/2016
Pinellas Park PDF (76.53 KB) Administration 9/26/2016
Redington Beach PDF (76.01 KB) Administration 9/26/2016
Redington Shores PDF (75.97 KB) Administration 9/26/2016
Safety Harbor PDF (89.7 KB) Administration 9/26/2016
Seminole PDF (76.27 KB) Administration 9/26/2016
South Pasadena PDF (76.17 KB) Administration 9/26/2016
St. Pete Beach PDF (76.23 KB) Administration 9/26/2016
St. Petersburg PDF (89.73 KB) Administration 9/26/2016
Treasure Island PDF (76.21 KB) Administration 9/26/2016
Tarpon Springs PDF (76.35 KB) Administration 9/26/2016

Economy

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Economic Indicators 2016 Q2 PDF (208.78 KB) Administration 9/26/2016
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 9/26/2016
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 (99.54 KB) Administration 10/5/2016

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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