Pinellas County, Florida, August 27, 2014 – Development in Pinellas is back in 2014. Tech Data has added 45,000 square feet in Largo to its existing 240,000-square-foot facility. BayCare Health System’s new $99 million headquarters campus in Clearwater will eventually total 300,000 square feet, and Oscor (pictured above) in Palm Harbor is celebrating a new 20,000-square-foot addition to its Technology and Innovation Center. GE Energy Management selected Pinellas for a new 190,000-square-foot manufacturing Center of Excellence, where 250 new jobs are projected.
“These are exciting times in Pinellas,” said Mike Meidel, Director of Pinellas County Economic Development. “Planned projects are now being completed, and most importantly it’s great to see the jobs coming back.”
In retail, there are too many projects to list in their entirety. From Pinellas’ first Whole Foods Market and Trader Joe’s, to the re-imagined Sundial and Seminole Mall, local consumers will have more convenient and upscale shopping choices and temptations.
The housing market is equally robust, particularly in multi-family condominiums and apartments. More than 8,400 residential units are included in this latest development update. Hotel projects are growing with more than 1,900 new or planned accommodations. And there is more fun planned for Pinellas with a new BMX facility in Oldsmar, a water park in Indian Rocks Beach, the expanded Dunedin Fine Arts Museum and the reborn Capitol Theater in Clearwater.
Explore redevelopment in the 2014 Pinellas County Development Update:
Keep up to date with all the Pinellas County redevelopment news at www.PCED.org/redevelopment .
Pinellas County Economic Development (PCED) works with existing businesses to encourage expansion and seeks to attract new companies with high-wage careers to our community. Through investment tools, business classes, professional consulting services, trade missions to open new markets, and strategic partnerships, PCED fosters a pro-business environment and promotes the Ideal Business Climate of Pinellas County, Florida.
Contact: Stacey Swank
Pinellas County Economic Development