Advanced Manufacturing

Pinellas County is a manufacturing powerhouse with an industry employee base numbered at over 34,000 strong. With a talented workforce, business growth resources, and a high-tech ecosystem, businesses in Pinellas are positioned to transition seamlessly to the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Momentum in Manufacturing

As a community with a rich history of manufacturing in industries including defense, medical devices, electronics, aviation, and aerospace, Pinellas leads as 3rd in the state for its manufacturing base, and 2nd in the number of manufacturing establishments.

Pinellas County has been at the forefront for decades to help usher in the next wave of manufacturing by offering the tools, resources and the environment to drive job creation and investment in an evolving business climate. Pinellas County Economic Development takes a hands-on, personalized approach with manufacturers to foster high-wage skills growth and collaborates with partner agencies, educational institutions and non-traditional talent sources to produce and retain smart manufacturing talent. 

How can we help?

Whether you’re starting up or expanding, Pinellas County offers the perfect environment for exploration, experimentation, research, and development in manufacturing. Connect with us today to learn how your company can be part of Florida’s top ranked manufacturing region.

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Pinellas Manufacturing Industry Leaders

Beckwith Electric
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Connect with us.

For more information about the Advanced Manufacturing industry, contact:

Scott Talcott, Economic Development Manager.

Quick Facts

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Largest Manufacturing Employment Base in FL


Largest Manufacturing Establishment Base in FL

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International Airports and Foreign Trade Zones

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Best State for Business is FL

News & Success Stories

Stay updated on the latest business news in Pinellas County.

July Business News

Read about upcoming events such as the Global Tampa Bay Export Sales Mission to Vancouver, Canada, the Hard Hats & Taps event for contractors looking to do business with Pinellas County, Round 7 Funding for Pinellas County’s Employment Sites Program, and more.

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Ad Valorem Tax Exemption (ADVTE) Referendum – Aug. 20 Ballot

The referendum proposing renewal of this program will appear on the August 20, 2024, Primary Election Ballot, and all registered voters in Pinellas County are eligible to vote on this nonpartisan issue.

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Thinking about expanding in or relocating to Pinellas County? Let us help.
Scott Talcott
Economic Development Manager
(727) 464-7353