|Pinellas maintains unemployment rate advantage|
At 4.3%, Pinellas maintains its unemployment rate advantage compared to the Tampa Bay MSA (4.6%), the state (5.0%) and the nation (5.5%). Within the MSA, Pinellas has a lower unemployment rate than Hillsborough (4.6%), Pasco (4.8%) and Hernando (5.6%) counties. Pinellas is tied with Brevard County for the lowest unemployment rate among the 10 largest counties in the state, and among MSAs, Tampa Bay (4.6%) is #2 among the largest MSAs for unemployment behind metro Jacksonville (4.2%). View the full May 2021 Labor Report at www.PCED.org/laborreport.
|CoreRx, a Pinellas County leader in Medical Device Manufacturing, featured in Contract Pharma Magazine|
|CoreRx, located in the City of Clearwater, and its President & CEO Todd R. Daviau, Ph.D., MBA, were featured in Contract Pharma Magazine. The company is a contract development manufacturing organization (CDMO) with a focus on clinical phase drug product development, offering state of the art facilities to support supply chain needs throughout the entire clinical trial process. CoreRx has been operating in Pinellas since 2013 and was recently acquired by NovaQuest Private Equity. The transaction aims to build out the company’s capabilities, adding technologies and increasing scale to enhance service offerings.|
Learn more about Life Sciences & Medical Technologies in Pinellas at www.PCED.org/medical_devices.
|On-Site Vaccination Clinic Toolkit for Business|
|The On-Site Vaccination Clinic Toolkit from the Department of Health and Human Services was created to support the business community in partnering with local vaccine providers to continue to make vaccinations more convenient and accessible.|
This toolkit includes a roadmap for working directly with vaccine providers to launch vaccination clinics in places individuals know and trust, sample roles and responsibilities to guide discussion and planning with your vaccine provider, and points-of-contact for vaccine providers offering on-site vaccination services.
Additionally, if your organization operates across multiple geographies and is interested in launching a national partnership with vaccine providers, please reach out to COVIDPartnerships@who.eop.gov, for additional information and assistance.
|Applications open for Tampa Bay Innovation Center Startup Accelerator|
Tampa Bay Innovation Center (TBIC), a business incubator and coworking entrepreneurial center, has opened applications to its accelerator program focused on company founders. The Pinellas County-based accelerator program is seeking all types of high-impact tech startups from all over the country for its fourth cohort. Accelerator participants will engage in a rigorous program that includes coaching, education, connections and expertise from industry professionals. The program will be held virtually.
Apply by July 12th at https://tbinnovates.com/accelerator.
|Florida Economic Development Council Leadership Update|
Welcome 2021-22 Chair Jennifer Taylor of the Central Florida Development Council, and congratulations to our own Suzanne Christman, Chair Elect for 2022-2023. Thank you to Marc Hoenstine of Duke Energy for his leadership in 2020-2021 and to the entire board for their work supporting economic development in our communities. Click here to learn more.
|Whole Community Economic RecoveryThis online course will introduce business, economic development, civic and community leaders to economic recovery planning using a whole community approach. The course enhances resiliency and security by enabling community leaders to build inclusive collaborations with diverse populations resulting in coordinated and implementable economic recovery planning and response. Click here to register.|
|Pinellas County Economic Development | (727) 464-7332 | firstname.lastname@example.org 13805 58 St. N., Suite 1-200 | Clearwater, FL 33760|