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Learn how Pinellas County Economic Development is working with companies to help them expand and prosper in Pinellas County’s pro-business climate.

Release Date Company Title Industry Notes / Additional Search Words Focus
2/20/2014 Stonegate Mortgage Corporation Stonegate Mortgage Expands Regional HQ in Pinellas Business & Financial Services expansion, new jobs, QTI headquarters expansion
12/1/2013 KB Industries, Inc. KB Industries – Paving a Path to Success in Pinellas Advanced Manufacturing Reverse Trade Show, retention, workforce training business assistance, expansion
10/24/2013 Tucker Enterprise Services, Inc. From Start-Up to Staff of Seven, Tucker Enterprise Services Strengthens Business with SBDC Resources Small Business SBDC, training classes, finance fair business assistance
8/20/2013 PODS PODS HQ Expansion Adds Another 40 New Jobs to the 324 hired in 2013 Business & Financial Services Headquarters expansion, 40 new jobs, QTI Headquarters Expansion
5/1/2013 Pinellas County Job Corps Center Small Business Development Center Brings Entrepreneurship to Job Corps Small Business Job Corps, SBDC entrepreneur training
3/25/2013 Ambient Technologies, Inc. Training Grant Helps Ambient Technologies Upgrade Employee Skills * IWT training
2/28/2013 iDatix Local Support Aids iDatix Expansion in Clearwater Information Technology business expansion, redevelopment, new jobs, training expansion, redevelopment
2/18/2013 Cerulean Blu Swim & Resort Wear Boutique Cerulean Blu Swim & Resort Wear Boutique – Start-Up Success in St. Petersburg Small Business SBDC, WorkNet Pinellas, Business Assistance Center small business assistance
1/30/2013 Biopsy Sciences Biopsy Sciences to use Florida's Target Sector Trade Grants to help launch MAGNE-CATH in Europe Life Sciences / Medical Technologies Target Sector Trade Grants, Medical Devices Exports
1/28/2013 Crystal Clear Technologies Pinellas County: The Clear Choice for Crystal Clear Technologies' Expansion Information Technology redevelopment expansion
1/1/2013 Pinch A Penny Pinch A Penny's Pinellas Expansion * business expansion, retention, redevelopment expansion, redevelopment
10/31/2012 Sublime Yoga Yoga Business is Sublime in Pinellas Small Business small business assistance
10/1/2012 multiple Pinellas: Leading Tampa Bay in Manufacturing Employment Advanced Manufacturing manufacturing buiness growth
4/1/2012 ConMed Linvatec ConMed Linvatec Expands in Pinellas with Grand Opening of Center for Orthopaedic Education Life Sciences / Medical Technologies business expansion, Development Review Services, IWT expansion
2/1/2012 Postal Annex + Annexing Small Business Success - Postal Annex Opens in Clearwater Small Business business training, WorkNet Pinellas business assistance, SBDC
12/1/2011 IRX Therapeutics IRX Therapeutics relocation could bring 280 new jobs to Pinellas Life Sciences / Medical Technologies 280 jobs projected, Innovation Incentive Fund relocation
11/1/2011 Dynamet Inc. Digging-In in Pinellas - Dynamet Breaks Ground on Expansion Advanced Manufacturing 15 jobs projected, WorkNet Pinellas, M.O.S.T, sales tax exemptions expansion
9/1/2011 Davis Bews Design Group, Inc. Designed to Succeed: Davis Bews Design Group and Florida’s Incumbent Worker Training Grants * IWT training
7/1/2011 Nautical Structures Industries, Inc. Nautical Structures Expands in Pinellas, Adds 30 New Jobs Advanced Manufacturing 30 jobs projected, QTI, redevelopment, IRB financing, target sector trade event grant, Pinellas Park Expansion, redevelopment, IRB financing
5/1/2011 Stand Up Fitness Pinellas County - The Perfect Place for Stand Up Fitness Small Business business assistance SBDC
4/1/2011 Madico/ Solamatrix Madico Acquisition of Solamatrix Brings New Jobs to Pinellas Optics & Photonics 60 jobs projected expansion
2/1/2011 Clearwater Marine Aquarium Aquarium Expansion Makes a Splash in Pinellas * IRB, 10 jobs projected, tourism expansion
1/6/2011 Oshkosh Oshkosh Expansion: 200 New Jobs to Clearwater and Bradenton Advanced Manufacturing 200 jobs projected expansion
12/1/2010 CoreRx CoreRx Expands in Pinellas - Will Add 55 New High-Wage Jobs Life Sciences / Medical Technologies QTI, Economic Gardening, 55 jobs projected expansion, redevelopment
11/1/2010 Formulated Solutions Formulated Solutions Expansion Project Adds 60 New Jobs to Pinellas County Life Sciences / Medical Technologies Sales Tax Exemptions, IWT, redevelopment expansion, redevelopment
10/1/2010 Handyman Matters Handyman Matters: Small Business, Big Success in Pinellas Small Business business assistance, business classes Small Business Development Center
9/7/2010 The Forensic Innovation Center 40 New Pinellas Jobs from Creation of Forensic Innovation Center Business & Financial Services QTI, 55 jobs projected expansion
8/1/2010 JSKaraoke JSKaraoke Expansion Aided by Full-Service Capabilities of Pinellas Economic Development * Economic Gardening, business assistance expansion
7/1/2010 Oscor, Inc. Oscor Expansion Brings 70 New Jobs Life Sciences / Medical Technologies QTI, 70 jobs projected, redevelopment Expansion, redevelopment
5/1/2010 Various What's an IWT? Ask Pinellas County, #1 in IWT Grant Awards * IWT Training, retention
4/1/2010 Cappuccino's Altro Posto Café Adaptation: the Secret to Success Small Business Entrepreneurial training, business assistance Business Development Center
3/1/2010 AAR Composites Competitive Edge and Cost Savings in Pinellas Advanced Manufacturing IWT Training
2/1/2010 Oettinger Davidoff Group (“Davidoff”) Davidoff Finds "The Good Life" in Pinellas Advanced Manufacturing QTI, Quick Action Closing Fund Relocation
1/15/2010 Biopsy Sciences Opening Doors to the World Life Sciences / Medical Technologies Target Sector Trade Event Grants International trade
1/1/2010 Micro Star Innovations Micro Star - Macro Impact Advanced Manufacturing IWT, QTI, Real Estate Database Expansion, training
12/1/2009 Endo-Therapeutics Surgically Charged for the Future Life Sciences / Medical Technologies IWT expansion, training, redevelopment
11/1/2009 Your Pro Kitchen Recipe for Business Success Small Business Business incubator Business Development Center
9/21/2009 MGI Graphics, Inc.; N-fini Passion for Fashion in Largo Small Business Training, business assistance
9/1/2009 Geographic Solutions Virtual Connection Meets Job Growth Information Technology QTI, IWT Expansion, Training
8/1/2009 Multiple Tapping New Markets * Target Sector Trade Event Grants Expansion, International
7/1/2009 EEI Manufacturing Services EEI: Defense Sector Superstar Advanced Manufacturing IWT training, business assistance
6/1/2009 multiple Redevelopment: Spurring Opportunities for Growth in Pinellas * redevelopment
5/1/2009 Plasma-Therm Right Opportunity... Right Place. Plasma-Therm Opens in Pinellas. Advanced Manufacturing QTI, job creation New business
4/1/2009 Fourier Designs, LLC Phased Funding Propels Innovation Small Business SBIR/STTR "Phase 0" grant, Phase I grant Business Assistance
3/1/2009 ConMed Linvatec ConMed Linvatec - A hallmark of business success in Pinellas Life Sciences / Medical Technologies IWT, business assistance Expansion, Training
2/12/2009 Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc. "An excellent opportunity for Draper Laboratory..." * R&D, Innovation Incentive Fund Relocation, Expansion
2/1/2009 WiFi Gator WiFi Gator: Planning for the Future, Profiting Today * Business Development Center, TechVenture Business Assistance
1/1/2009 NDH Medical “Everything We Need Right Here...” NDH Medical Chooses Pinellas for Expansion Life Sciences / Medical Technologies 12 jobs projected, Real Estate Database, Retention Expansion
12/1/2008 Biopsy Sciences Biopsy Sciences Builds on Biotech Success in Pinellas Life Sciences / Medical Technologies QTI, relocation, biotechnology, medical devices Relocation
11/1/2008 Alaka'i Consulting and Engineering; Bovie Medical Alaka’i and Bovie Medical: Florida’s Best * QTI, new jobs, Brownfield Bonus, IWT, IRB Expansion
10/1/2008 Advanced Medical Disposal, Inc. Full Steam Ahead for Advanced Medical Disposal - Now Open in Pinellas County Life Sciences / Medical Technologies 5 jobs projected, Real Estate Database New business
8/1/2008 Multiple Investing in Success: Pinellas County Leads Florida in Incumbent Worker Training Grants * IWT, Gulf Medical Fiberoptics, MTS Medication Technologies, TSE Industries, Inc. Training
7/1/2008 N/A $600,000 in Brownfield Cleanup Grants Aid Redevelopment in Pinellas County * Brownfield Program Redevelopment
6/1/2008 Formulated Solutions Formulated Solutions: Rapid and Consistent Growth in Pinellas Life Sciences / Medical Technologies IWT, Real Estate Database, Sales Tax Exemptions on Electricity/Steam and Machinery Expansion
5/1/2008 Performance Software Performance Software Comes to Pinellas – How the county bested the competition Information Technology QTI Expansion
3/1/2008 Superior Electronics Room to Grow - Superior Electronics Finds Success in Pinellas Advanced Manufacturing Expansion
1/1/2008 Florida Learning Curve Inc. Florida Learning Curve and the BDC: Building Better Businesses in Pinellas Small Business Business Development Center, Industrial Revenue Bonds Business Assistance
12/1/2007 Work Tools International Work Tools International Rolls Out Pinellas Park Expansion Advanced Manufacturing Industrial Revenue Bond Expansion
11/1/2007 Dorosinski Campbell Design Associates Dorosinski Campbell Design Associates - Small Business Lending Fair Success Small Business Business Development Center, Small Business Lending Fair Business Assistance
9/1/2007 Alaka'i Consulting & Engineering, Inc. Alaka'i - Expanding in the Defense and Security Sector Optics & Photonics QTI, 10 jobs projected, Brownfied Bonus Expansion
8/1/2007 BobCAD-CAM BobCAD-CAM: Expanding Software Development in Dunedin Information Technology QTI, 24 jobs projected Expansion
7/1/2007 Advanced Microwave Components Advanced Microwave Components: Preparing to Transmit from Pinellas Park Advanced Manufacturing Industrial Revenue Bond Expansion
3/1/2007 Oscor Oscor Expansion Creates 55 New Jobs in Palm Harbor Life Sciences / Medical Technologies QTI, IWT, 55 jobs projected Expansion
2/1/2007 Savannas Savannas - Growing in Pinellas Small Business Business Development Center Business Assistance
12/1/2006 Young-Rainey STAR Center Young-Rainey STAR Center: Manufacturing Success in Pinellas County Advanced Manufacturing Manufacturing, $130 million, 1,600 employees Redevelopment
12/1/2006 SRI St. Petersburg A Logical Choice for SRI International Advanced Manufacturing QTI, Incentive Fund, 200 jobs projected Relocation

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Pinellas County Economic Development
13805 58th Street North, Suite 1-200 Clearwater, Florida 33760
Phone 888-759-5627 Fax 727-464-7053