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Employment Sites Program

Pinellas County is deeply committed to helping companies expand and grow and provides tools like the Employment Sites Program and others to help drive investment and lay the foundation for the jobs of the future.

Pinellas County’s $90+ Million Employment Sites Program

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Pinellas County has committed funds in excess of $90 million to assist in the construction and redevelopment of industrial (manufacturing & flex) and office buildings in order to facilitate a strong and robust local economy that provides growth opportunities for existing businesses and attracts new target industry employers to Pinellas County.

Applications will be accepted from developers and Pinellas County businesses that present proposals that demonstrate the capacity to successfully develop, market and manage the proposed project in accordance with all local, county, state and federal laws and guidelines. For this program, allowable capital expenditures related to development include:

  • Site preparation
  • Vertical construction
  • Infrastructure development
  • Site acquisition

All potential applicants for the Employment Sites Program are required to have a pre-application meeting with Pinellas County Economic Development staff. Please contact staff to set up an appointment. For more details on the program including the adopted program guidelines and the process that will be used to review and award applications please review the Program Information section on this webpage.

All proposals for new construction, expansion or rehabilitation of office and industrial buildings will be required to submit a detailed financing plan which must document a financial gap (i.e., a lack of funding which would prevent the project from achieving financial feasibility with sufficient returns to the developer, as well as financial feasibility once Penny IV Economic Development Program funds are provided). Sufficient returns to the applicant will vary by project type and will be determined during the review process based on market conditions and data.

Round 6 of the Pinellas County Employment Sites Program

The Round 6 application period and online application portal will open at 8:00 a.m. December 11, 2023 and will close at 4:00 p.m. February 16, 2024.

Employment Sites Program Information

Learn more about the program.

Teresa Brydon

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For more information about the Employment Sites Program, contact

Teresa Brydon, Business Redevelopment Manager.


Thinking about expanding in or relocating to Pinellas County? Let us help.
Teresa Brydon
Economic Development Manager
(727) 464-8399

News & Updates

Review the latest updates about the Employment Sites Program.

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Pinellas is Prepared for Industry 4.0

With a focus on collaboration in workforce development and talent attraction, Pinellas County, FL is helping manufacturers take Industry 4.0 to the next generation through strategic partnerships and development of the talent pipeline.

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Pinellas Celebrates New Industrial Facility

OLDSMAR, Fla – The Pinellas County Commission celebrated on Sept. 6, the completion of Brooker Creek South, the first industrial facility supported in part by the Employment Sites Program (ESP).

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