Life Sciences & Medical Technologies

Pinellas County is building the future with innovative Life Sciences and Medical Technologies industry leaders and the support of a strong existing supplier network.

Ingenuity in medicine and medical devices.

Florida is home to the nation’s second-largest medical device manufacturing industry, second-largest pharmaceutical manufacturing industry and is ranked in the top five states for largest biotech R&D. With a strong supplier network and strong workforce pipeline of STEM graduates, it’s no wonder that nearly half of all life sciences companies in the Tampa Bay region are located in Pinellas County. Statewide organizations such as the Pinellas-based Florida Medical Manufacturers’ Consortium (FMMC), as well as educational and governmental partners have a vested interest in expanding this vital sector. Pinellas offers a pro-business environment with job creation tax incentives, low tax rates, a developed infrastructure, a skilled workforce, and strong educational institutions focused on industry needs.

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Industry Leaders

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Quick Facts

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7,000+

Medical Tech jobs in Pinellas County.

1/5

of Florida’s economic activity in Medical Devices is from Pinellas County.

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#2

Top State in the US for FDA Registered Established.

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#2

Best State for Business is Florida.

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News & Success Stories

Stay updated on the latest business news in Pinellas County.

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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