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Pinellas County Enterprise Information

Pole Star Protection Finds Enterprise is Simple to Navigate in Pinellas County
Pinellas County has lengthy been a fascinating vacation spot for industries within the sectors of homeland safety and nationwide protection because of its advantageous focus of interconnected companies and suppliers. With a deep labor market of expert people and a tradition of innovation, a brand new enterprise cluster has emerged in St. Petersburg consisting of maritime and protection expertise corporations like Pole Star Protection.
Pole Star Protection was intentional in its website choice search earlier than arriving to the conclusion that Pinellas County was the perfect match. President Ben Minichino explains, “We checked out DC, Texas, the Carolinas, and Tennessee, however St. Pete gained out. We weren’t coming to Florida to ask for tax advantages, however we knew we wished to relocate to a state that has an advantageous tax construction for army veterans as a result of our first want is recruiting prior service army veterans. Many veterans that enlist after graduating highschool have a possibility to retire of their early 40s, and the concept that they will come retire to Florida the place their retirement earnings is just not taxed, and begin a second profession in a enterprise and tax-friendly state, could be very fascinating. Pinellas County and particularly St. Pete, have the ecosystem already in place for supporting small protection contractor corporations like us.”
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Ben Minichino, CEO of Pole Star Protection in St. Petersburg, FL, and Scott Talcott, Enterprise Improvement Supervisor, Pinellas County Financial Improvement
2022 Florida Expertise & Innovation Answer Summit, Aug. 31 Be a part of the Florida Chamber Basis for the primary annual 2022 Florida Expertise & Innovation Answer Summit, August 31, from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. in Tampa. Interact in conversations with a few of Florida’s prime inventors, leaders in disruptive tech, and legislators on creating the options to construct a complicated enterprise local weather whereas seeking to innovation to safe Florida’s future.
Go to for registration and sponsorship choices.
New on County and Metropolis Demographic & Enterprise Summaries
We’ve up to date our Knowledge Middle with recent new content material, wealthy intimately. Discover Demographic & Enterprise Summaryreports for Pinellas County and 30 particular person municipalities/ unincorporated County areas at
Additionally new to our web site is a Tampa Bay MSA Month-to-month Shopper Value Index report.
Pinellas Employment ReplacePinellas County’s Could 2022 unemployment fee was 2.2%, 1.9 proportion factors decrease than the area’s fee of 4.1% a yr in the past.
The Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater MSA had the best annual job development in comparison with all different metro areas within the state in monetary actions (+6,900 jobs) and knowledge (+2,000 jobs). 
AmSkills Profession Discovery BootcampFor the previous two years, AmSkills has targeted nearly all of its efforts on offering manufacturing Bootcamps that journey across the Tampa Bay space. 
This system consists of two steps that result in assured job interviews with a number of employers. Step one is to attend a 1-day workshop the place members work collectively as a staff to construct a hands-on venture, whereas additionally studying concerning the many thrilling profession alternatives within the manufacturing trade in Tampa Bay. After finishing the 1-day workshop, members could also be invited to take part within the AmSkills Profession Discovery Bootcamp for 2-weeks. The Bootcamp consists of a number of hands-on tasks, blueprint and measurement studying, intro to soldering, attending excursions of native producers and acquiring an OSHA Security Certificates. 
Be taught extra about this system and alternatives for employers by visiting, or contact Jim Shedden, Apprenticeship Program Coordinator & Manufacturing Liaison, at [email protected]
Assist Construct America’s Finest Workforce In January, the Florida Chamber Basis launched a two-year analysis program to tell its subsequent part of workforce analysis, the Florida Workforce Wants Examine 2.0. This follow-up analysis effort to the 2021 Florida Workforce Wants Examine will present a deeper evaluation of Florida’s workforce abilities gaps and the sources out there to raised equip Florida’s present and future expertise. 
Half Two of the two.0 Survey Sequence, “A Deeper Look Into Desired Skillsets and Workforce Improvement,” additional examines workforce abilities wants, expertise gaps, and the workforce, schooling and coaching alternatives out there to assist win Florida’s expertise conflict. Click on right here to participate on this survey.
Uncover World Markets: The Blue EconomySeptember 20 – 22, 2022Uncover World Markets enterprise growth discussion board is the U.S. Division of Commerce’s flagship occasion sequence for U.S. exporters. The discussion board includes a dynamic mixture of plenary classes, topical round-tables, prescheduled one-on-one conferences with U.S. business diplomats, consumers and ministry officers from key markets across the globe, and loads of networking.
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2022 MakeMore Manufacturing Summit: Oct. 13MakeMore is a statewide initiative targeted on offering a platform to change concepts about how our state sources are addressing the affect of market dynamics, financial tendencies and insurance policies, and new applied sciences within the manufacturing sector.
Take part-depth discussions to construct a roadmap to strengthen and advance Florida’s financial system by innovation, expertise growth, and leveraging our sources to speed up the productiveness and technological efficiency of the manufacturing sector.
Be taught extra and register right here.

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