|Pinellas County Business News
|Hispanic Business ConferenceSept. 21, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.Access to procurement and capital opens doors for Hispanic businesses. This Hispanic Small Business Conference will provide small business owners with a deeper understanding of government contracting and the federal marketplace. Learn strategies for accessing and fully participating in local, state and federal supply chains and how to gain access to the capital needed to help your business build its capacity to compete and grow. This event is sponsored by the Office of Small Business & Supplier Diversity, and Florida PTAC at Pinellas County.Free registration
|Employment Sites Program Round 5:Applications Close Aug. 25Pinellas County has committed funds in excess of $90 million to assist in the construction and redevelopment of industrial (manufacturing & flex) and office buildings in order to facilitate a strong and robust local economy that provides growth opportunities for existing businesses and attracts new target industry employers to Pinellas County.
Pinellas County’s award-winning Employment Sites Program (ESP) is open for a fifth round of funding. Applications for this round will close on August 25.PCED.org/ESP STEAM: TECH + ART Powered by CO.STARTERS, Starting Sept. 13Tampa Bay Innovation Center’s STEAM Program, based on the CO.STARTERScurriculum, is a 10-week, facilitator-led course, offered once a week for three hours. The cohort based program equips aspiring artists, creative and tech entrepreneurs with the insights, relationships, and tools needed to turn ideas into action and turn a passion into a sustainable and thriving endeavor.Learn more & applyPCED Welcomes Alyssa StuartPinellas County Economic Development is delighted to announce the addition of Alyssa Stuart to our team. Alyssa joins PCED in the role of Economic Development Manager in the Business Development Division where she will be responsible for focusing on growing a diverse cross-section of business sectors in Pinellas County, including Business & Financial Services, Information Technology, and Life Sciences & Medical Technology.
Please join us in welcoming Alyssa and visit our website to learn how she can help your business grow in our Ideal Business Climate!Read moreJune 2023 Key Economic IndicatorsWe’ve updated our website with the latest data on Key Economic Indicators for Pinellas County. Highlights include increases in labor participation and weekly average wages, and a decrease in inflation. Explore the full report on our website.PCED.org/economic-indicators/
|Manufacturing Technology Roundtable, Aug. 24, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Join Bay Area Manufacturers Association to learn about Intro to Industry 4.0, Smart Manufacturing; Cybersecurity Hot Topics; and Industrial IoT for Manufacturing.Register
|Export Sales Mission to Uruguay and Paraguay, Oct. 29 – Nov. 3
Join SelectFlorida to explore business opportunities in Montevideo, Uruguay, and Asuncion, Paraguay. Florida companies are well-positioned to benefit from both markets, and this Florida Export Sales Mission will provide you with excellent opportunities to initiate or expand your business profile in Uruguay and/or Paraguay. Grants are available to assist qualifying businesses interested in Gold Key Matchmaking appointments. Contact Brent Barkway or visit our website for more details.PCED.org/International