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Pinellas County’s International Business Development Efforts Attract Australian Delegation to Explore Trade Opportunities

In early May 2024, several Pinellas County businesses enjoyed a unique opportunity. As part of Special Operations Forces (SOF) Week, a delegation of Australian Defense companies toured St. Petersburg’s Maritime and Defense Technology HUB, meeting with companies to explore potential connections for trade and investment.

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June 2024 Pinellas County Business News

Read the latest edition of our monthly newsletter to learn about hurricane resources for your business, the next funding round for Pinellas County’s Employment Sites Program, and opportunities for small businesses to grow, and catch up on recent news from our staff members.

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Success Stories

Pinellas County’s International Business Development Efforts Attract Australian Delegation to Explore Trade Opportunities

In early May 2024, several Pinellas County businesses enjoyed a unique opportunity. As part of Special Operations Forces (SOF) Week, a delegation of Australian Defense companies toured St. Petersburg’s Maritime and Defense Technology HUB, meeting with companies to explore potential connections for trade and investment.

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Woman Finds Her Passion in Real Estate, Giving Back

Client Pamela Bell has nothing but praise for the assistance provided by Kurt Forster and the Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at PCED. “I am telling you the SBDC was a godsend to me. I never would have known how to put everything together the way that it has.” Bell owns her own Limited Liability Corporation (LLC) and holds her license under Coastal Christies Property Group, LLC, which focuses on residential, investment, and commercial properties, including luxury.

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Hydro-Dyne Engineering Overcomes Challenges and Continues Growth with Assistance from PCED

For more than a decade, Pinellas County Economic Development (PCED) has worked closely with local manufacturer Hydro-Dyne Engineering to help the company sustain its continued growth and success in Pinellas Park, Florida. Continually fostering a relationship with the company, PCED staff members have over the years been able to quickly identify and recommend solutions to challenges Hydro-Dyne has faced.

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Press Releases

Pinellas County Celebrates Ribbon Cutting of the ARK Innovation Center Business Incubator

CLEARWATER, Fla – The Pinellas County Commission on Monday, Dec. 18, held a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the completion of the ARK Innovation Center, a new 45,000-square-foot business incubator located at 1101 4th St S. in St. Petersburg. After the ceremony, attendees were invited to explore the facility’s collaborative workspaces, offices, and event space before tenants settle in over the next few weeks. 

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PCED Named Tampa Bay Inno Awards Honoree

CLEARWATER, Fla – PCED was recognized as an Honoree in the Supporter category at the 2023 Tampa Bay Inno Awards. This accolade acknowledges PCED’s unwavering commitment to fostering a vibrant and innovative business ecosystem in Pinellas County.

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Dr. Cynthia Johnson, Cindy Margiotta, Dede Haggerty, and Suzanne Christman, posing for a photographed on a stage for being honored for the Deal of the Year.

PCED Wins 2023 Urban Deal of the Year Award for Brooker Creek South

ORLANDO, Fla – Pinellas County Economic Development was announced as the recipient of the prestigious Urban Deal of the Year Award for the Brooker Creek South project at the Florida Economic Development Council’s Foundation Conference Awards in Orlando on Tues., May 9.

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June 2024 Business News

Read the latest edition of our monthly newsletter to learn about hurricane resources for your business, the next funding round for Pinellas County’s Employment Sites Program, and opportunities for small businesses to grow, and catch up on recent news from our staff members.

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May 2024 Business News

Read about upcoming events and opportunities for businesses of all sizes, as well as news and updates from across the Tampa Bay area.

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April 2024 Business News

The April issue releases our FY2023 Annual Report, in which you can explore data and details about our accomplishments in the previous year. Inside, you’ll also find updates about recent staff activities and honors, as well as new opportunities for businesses looking to grow and/or participate in local studies.

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Multimedia

Celebrate ARK Innovation Center’s Construction Progress

Pinellas County celebrated a milestone on January 20, 2023: the structural completion of the new ARK Innovation Center in St. Petersburg. Project partners celebrated by leaving their “mark” on a piece of Pinellas County history by signing the steel beam that will be used in the interior structure of the new business incubator.

Pinellas County Celebrates Opening of Brooker Creek South Industrial Facility

The Pinellas County Commission celebrated on Tues., Sept. 6, the completion of Brooker Creek South, the first industrial manufacturing building supported in part by Pinellas County’s Employment Sites Program (ESP). The developer, Harrod Properties, Inc., constructed the facility at 500 Brooker Creek Blvd, in Oldsmar’s thriving industrial market. The ribbon cutting was attended by Pinellas County Economic Development, the City of Oldsmar, Harrod Properties, and the Upper Tampa Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce. The new tenants – Belac’s Chromalloy, Edmund Optics, and FDD, also joined in the celebration.

Pinellas County Celebrates SBDC Day

Learn how the SBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development has helped businesses start up, create jobs, build or expand a business plan, grow capital, and obtain government contracts in Pinellas County, Florida.