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Tarpon Springs Economic Development
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Redevelopment Areas

 

Contacts

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

Karen Lemmons
City of Tarpon Springs
Economic Development Manager
(727) 943-4932 or
klemmons@ctsfl.us

 

Sponge Capital of the World - Tarpon Springs, Florida
Located on the scenic Anclote River, the City of Tarpon Springs is one of the most charming communities in the Tampa Bay area. Famous for its historic sponge industry and Greek heritage, the city maintains a strong historic preservation program. Its downtown is also known for its cultural treasures, antique shops, historic neighborhoods, and the Sponge Docks. The Pinellas Trail passes through this area. An extensive industrial area is located north of the Anclote and the marine industry remains a backbone of this waterfront city.


Sponge Docks, Tarpon Springs

Major Employers include Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital, St. Lukes Cataract & Laser Institute, The Westin Innisbrook Resort, A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp., Acme Sponge & Chamois Co., Stamas Yacht, Hawkins Construction, Tarpon Stainless Fabricators, and NuWaveSpaControls.

Opportunities
There are tourism related opportunities, including hotels, retail, office and mixed-use projects within its 226-acre Community Redevelopment Area (CRA). A Special Area Plan for its CRA and Sponge Docks encourages redevelopment with programs like density transfers, and facade and restaurant recruitment grant programs.

A large industrial area north of the Anclote is a primary employment district containing substantial vacant acreage suitable for light industrial, high-wage employment, mixed use and recreational development. A former Stauffer Chemical Company site located on 130 acres in this area is a prime redevelopment site.

Economy

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
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 (213.64 KB) Administration 2/19/2016
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 (99.56 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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