Read stories of how companies have utilized the expertise and resources offered by PCED to find success in Pinellas County.
Pinellas County Economic Development
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. Over that time, Hydro-Dyne has dramatically expanded its manufacturing of screening and grit removal equipment for municipal and industrial water and wastewater facilities, adding quality jobs and capital to the Pinellas County economy. 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.
Other past stories
- 10/1/2023 – IMT Analytics Chooses Pinellas County, Florida for U.S. Expansion
- 7/1/2023 – How Pinellas County Economic Development Is Using TampaBaySites.org to Drive Investment
- 6/1/2023 – Networking Forum Creates Opportunities for Pinellas Defense Industry
- 5/1/2023 – PCED Business Visit Helps Three Local Companies Access Tools to Fuel Growth
- 10/18/2022 – Catalent Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to Mark Enhanced Development Capabilities and Additional Pilot Plant Area
- 9/13/2022 – Europe’s Top Producer of Epoxy Finds a Footing in St. Petersburg, Florida with Assistance from Pinellas County Economic Development
- 9/6/2022 – Pinellas County Commission Celebrates Completion of new Employment Sites Program Supported Industrial Building in Oldsmar, FL.
- 7/27/2022 – Collision Conference 2022: Fostering Pinellas County’s Tech Industry Through Shared Partnership
- 2/25/2022 – The #1-selling Sauce on Amazon.com Belongs to a Clearwater Small Business
- 2/15/2022 – Pinellas County breaks ground on site of future Regional Business Incubator
Florida SBDC at Pinellas County
Dumpsters 4 Rent Thrives by Serving Small Businesses
When Kendal Lucas decided to start a new dumpster business, he accessed the expertise of the Florida SBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development (PCED) for guidance. Kurt Forster, Florida SBDC at PCED Center Manager, worked with Lucas to connect with a business forecaster, learn how best to acquire assets at a sustainable pace, and increase revenue by working with subcontractors. Moving forward, Lucas states that he is excited to continue using the Florida SBDC at PCED to gain more knowledge that will grow his business, especially with the Profit Mastery workshop and the guidance of Forster.
Other past stories
- Defense Company Gains Business Opportunities with Homeland Security and U.S Coast Guard
- Permanent Jewelry Business Finds New Home in St. Petersburg
- Flavorful Puerto Rican Food Truck Gets its Start in St. Petersburg
- Firefighting Alert System Makes Waves Across the United States
- IT Company Finds Success in St. Petersburg Technological Hub
- Tattoo Company Inks a Bright Future in Tarpon Springs
- Daydreamers Café
- The Crumb Factory
- Salty Sisters Gourmet Popcorn
- Caldwell Management Solutions
- Detail Depot