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Success Stories

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.

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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.

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