Sea Sub Systems, Inc. has been growing in Pinellas County for almost 35 years, and the future looks good for a continuation of that growth. Since 2007, the company has worked with Pinellas County Economic Development to manage its growth and plan for its future, utilizing a number of tools and programs designed to support and encourage local business expansion.
“Pinellas has been an ideal place for us,” explains Anne LaMaire, President of Sea Sub Systems (SSS). “Of course, surrounded by water, we’re in the perfect location for our marine services industry. But we’ve also gained so much by locating in a place with resources to help local businesses succeed.”
Read more here… and click below to view a video story on Sea Sub Systems from the SBDC at USF!
Sea Sub Systems of Pinellas County
The Pinellas County Economic Profile…
is your guide to the changing demographics and economic data related to our dynamic community. Each year we publish this profile to ensure that entrepreneurs and business owners have a full picture of our evolving economy and workforce, as well as the factors that influence Pinellas’ economic health.
What’s up in Pinellas?
Sales: $35 billion in gross sales in 2013, up $1 billion from 2012.
Patents: 1,052 patents were awarded in Pinellas in 2013, up from 1,030 in 2012.
Residents: 919,394 citizens are estimated to live in Pinellas in 2014, up from 916,542 in 2010.
Does your Pinellas business offer goods or services the County needs? It just might! Join us Nov. 6 to meet with representatives from a wide range of Pinellas County departments and learn how your company can get involved in the County purchasing program. The free event will run from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and will feature a business briefing, procurement exhibits, and a Doing Business with Pinellas Panel discussion. Learn more and register to attend at http://www.pced.org/entrepreneurs/subpage.asp?ReverseTradeShow.
Tampa Bay’s thriving financial sector needs
technical and cyber-security professionals
Tampa Bay’s Financial & Shared Services Skills Analysis provides insight on current and projected workforce needs for the sector. Some companies faced challenges when hiring specific mid- to high-level financial and technical positions where technological advancements mean the skills needed are rapidly evolving. The hard to hire positions often require a highly specialized skill set, along with experience in the industry. The positions with the highest projected vacancies for Summer 2015 include customer service representatives (333 vacancies); project managers (96 vacancies); business analysts (80 vacancies); cyber security analysts (78 vacancies); reporting analysts (67 vacancies); and accountants/auditors (66 vacancies). View the full report at www.tampabaygapanalysis.com.
Manufacturing Career Fair, Oct. 23
Calling all Tampa Bay manufacturers – join the Bay Area Manufacturers Association (BAMA) Oct. 23 in Clearwater. The event is free of charge for both job seekers and employers. Learn more and register your company at http://www.bama-fl.org/event-1745019.
Ready to Serve? The Pinellas County Economic Development (PCED) Council is Accepting Applications.
Members of the council serve as a resource to advise, develop and implement strategies and programs to stimulate economic expansion, trade and investment for the benefit of the citizens of Pinellas. Our members are owners of businesses, CEOs, presidents, and other senior executives who have management or policy responsibility and have demonstrated dynamic and ongoing leadership in building the economy of Pinellas County. Members are appointed from both large employers and small businesses in Pinellas target industries: advanced manufacturing; aviation & aerospace; business & financial services; information technology; and, life sciences & medical technologies. The Pinellas Board of County Commissioners appoints members to the PCED Council for terms of two years. If you would like to be considered for an appointment to PCED’s Council, please visit www.pced.org/council to learn more.
Delegate Packages still available – Tampa Bay
Trade Mission to Chile, Dec. 1-5
Pinellas County Commissioner Karen Seel, Hillsborough County Commissioner Lesley Miller, Mayor Rick Kriseman and Mayor Bob Buckhorn will lead the way to open new markets and find new customers for Tampa Bay’s products and services in Chile.
Delegate packages include:
* Admission to all official mission events as detailed on the itinerary
* Country Briefing by U.S. Embassy officials
* Access to “Business Opportunities with Tampa Bay” seminar and networking event
* Airport transfers in-country when traveling on official mission flights
* Ground transportation to all official mission events