|How Pinellas County Economic Development Is Using TampaBaySites.org to Drive Investment|
A critical component for the around-the-clock marketing of Pinellas County to prospective and expanding companies is Pinellas County Economic Development’s powerful property and data tool, TampaBaySites.org. The website’s database stays updated in real-time, incorporating geographic information systems (GIS) mapping technology designed to help business owners, entrepreneurs, and site selectors easily find available commercial buildings and sites in Pinellas County. A robust demographic database provides market analysis functions that map demographic data, consumer expenses, labor information and more for each of Pinellas County’s 24 municipalities, and also extrapolates county- and metropolitical statistical area-level data. Companies looking to do business in Pinellas County can access customized location analysis, and companies already growing in Pinellas can explore comprehensive market data. Economic development partners such as municipalities and chambers of commerce utilize TampaBaySites.org to collect data they need to export, share, and collaborate with stakeholders. Read the full story
|Export Sales Mission to the Dominican Republic, Sept. 11 – 14|
Grants are available to join Global Tampa Bay on an Export Sales Mission to SantoDomingo, Dominican Republic – Florida’s fifth largest export market. The mission will focus on trade opportunities for Tampa Bay companies and will feature the U.S. Commercial Service Gold Key program: customized and pre-screened one-on-one appointments with potential customers or partners in the Dominican Republic. The Dominican Republic is a strong strategic partner in democracy and offers political stability, strong macroeconomic environment, good governance, transparency, and a well-educated workforce. This is an excellent opportunity for Tampa Bay companies to expand their sales to the Dominican Republic and the Caribbean region.
Register by July 10. Contact Brent Barkway at firstname.lastname@example.org or (727) 464-7411 to learn more. Learn More at PCED.org/International
Applications Open for 13th Annual GrowFL Florida Companies to WatchGrowFL Florida Companies to Watch Honorees aren’t your average companies; they are the true trailblazers, the visionaries, the bold innovators, and the trendsetters. They have game-changing strategies, an electrifying company culture, and notable business growth that are shaping Florida’s economy. Since 2011, GrowFL has recognized 600 companies as GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch Honorees. Don’t miss the chance to join the ranks of Florida’s top second-stage growth companies! Learn More
How Can the FSBDC at Pinellas County Help Your Business Grow?Did you know that Pinellas County’s Office of Small Business and Supplier Diversityhouses Pinellas County’s Florida Small Business Development Center (FSBDC)? Our partnership with the FSBDC provides growing businesses access to the expertise offered by both organizations, making it easy for entrepreneurs and small businesses to find new ways to thrive in our Ideal Business Climate! Visit our website to view the full range of assistance provided by the FSBDC, including one-on-one consulting, virtual workshops, and specialized services.PCED.org/SBDCPinellas County Government Purchasing and Contracting Virtual Open House, July 27, 9:00 a.m.Current and prospective Pinellas County vendors are invited to this Open House to discuss the purchasing/contracting process, pertinent policies such as the County provision for lobbying, Small Business Assistance Program, e-bidding software and County contracts anticipated for advertisement. Register today
|Department of Energy SBIR/STTR Proposal Development Deep Dive: July 11 – 13The Florida High Tech Corridor presents this free virtual workshop series through the FL FAST Program, funded by a grant from the Small Business Administration’s Federal and State Technology (FAST) Partnership Program. Learn all about the SBIR/STTR program of the Department of Energy, including a program overview, understanding the project narrative, budgets and all supplemental documentation required. Register today||U.S. Caribbean Business ConferenceSept. 6 – 7 in MiamiJoin more than 500 participants to receive up-to-date market intelligence and help with developing practical strategies for winning procurements and for exporting goods and services. The program will include U.S. diplomats, industry professionals, trade experts, international business experts, high-level government officials and seasoned exporters – with plenty of opportunity for networking.Learn More||Tampa Bay Innovation Center Accepting Applications for AI AcceleratorThe Tampa Bay Innovation Center’s next tech accelerator program will cater to startup companies developing enterprise solutions that leverage data science and artificial intelligence. The program will run from mid-August through the end of October 2023 and consist of weekly group workshops supplemented by one-on-one mentoring to help these early-stage ventures with customer discovery, product strategy, pricing, go-to-market skills, and putting systems in place that are essential for success. The wrap-up showcase for this program will be one of the first public events hosted in TBIC’s new HQ, the ARK Innovation Center.Apply by July 30|