July 6, 2022


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Pinellas County Enterprise Information

Put together Now for the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season The 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season begins June 1 and we would like all Pinellas County companies to be prepared! Earlier than a storm approaches:
Pinellas County’s Emergency Administration division up to date evacuation zones for the 2022 hurricane season primarily based on the most recent storm surge information fashions from the Nationwide Hurricane Heart and extra correct elevation information from the County. Make sure you verify you enterprise’s zone at storm.pinellascounty.org, and encourage your staff to verify their zones, too.
Develop or refresh a Enterprise Continuity Plan. Need assistance? Go to PCED.org/consulting to arrange an appointment with our workers.
Join Pinellas County emergency notifications by ALERT Pinellas.
Go to PCED.org/hurricane for extra suggestions & instruments to assist what you are promoting.
Export Gross sales Mission to Panama, September 12 – 15 International Tampa Bay will be part of Enterprise Florida in Panama, introducing Tampa Bay corporations to export alternatives with the Hub of the Americas. 
Panama is among the world’s most linked international locations as a result of Panama Canal having ports on each the Atlantic Ocean and Pacific Ocean. Panama’s American dollar-based financial system, low inflation and 0 international trade threat, make the nation a lovely place for funding by U.S. corporations. 
Members are restricted. Contact Brent Barkway at [email protected] or (727) 464-7332 to be taught extra and register.
New on PCED.org: April Labor Report & 2022 Financial Profile
Pinellas County’s April 2022 unemployment price set a brand new file at 2.1%. The final file low was 2.2% again in April 2006. The brand new price represents a 4.2% improve within the labor power over the previous 12 months, and the Tampa Bay MSA had the very best annual job development in comparison with all different metro areas within the state within the sectors of monetary actions, development, and manufacturing. 
Click on right here to view the complete April Labor Report.

The Pinellas County Financial Profile is your information to the altering demographics, trade and financial information of our dynamic neighborhood. Every year, Pinellas County Financial Improvement publishes this assortment of knowledge to make sure that entrepreneurs, companies, builders, website selectors, and monetary establishments have a full image of the evolving financial system and workforce in addition to the elements that con tribute and affect modifications to Pinellas County’s financial well being.
Click on right here to open the complete report.

FEDC Annual ConventionThe Florida Financial Improvement Council (FEDC) Annual Convention was held within the Metropolis of St. Petersburg this 12 months and featured ARK Make investments CEO Cathie Wooden as Visitor Speaker. Our Pinellas County crew was closely concerned within the planning of this 12 months’s occasion, and was joined by Pinellas County Commissioners Kathleen Peters, Janet Lengthy, Pat Gerard, and Dave Eggers.
Please be part of us in congratulating Suzanne Christman, Director of Enterprise Improvement right here at Pinellas County Financial Improvement, who was named 2022 Chair of FEDC on the Convention.
FEDC is a membership-based not-for-profit (501c6) company that educates and informs enterprise and authorities leaders about key financial growth points and initiatives. FEDC is Florida’s major useful resource for financial growth associated coverage growth, training and networking.
Element Depot and Caldwell Administration Options discover success with Pinellas PTAC helpDouglas Martyn, proprietor of Element Depot in Clearwater, was assured within the service a part of his enterprise, however discovered he wanted assist structuring the enterprise when it comes to budgeting, promoting, and different areas. He reached out to the Florida Procurement Technical Help Heart (PTAC) at Pinellas County Financial Improvement in 2013 and has been working with Procurement Analyst Yolanda Cowart ever since. 
“My enterprise has grown considerably since working with PTAC of Pinellas County. They’ve actually given me the instruments and all the things I must develop this enterprise, rent extra staff, and actually simply develop throughout the neighborhood.” – Douglas Martyn, Proprietor of Element Depot in Clearwater
Click on right here to learn the complete story.Dr. Loretta Caldwell Thompson was assured in her talent and her firm’s mission, however a number of years in the past, she determined to vary places, making it tougher to department out with no connection to her new neighborhood of St. Petersburg. Thompson partnered with the Florida Procurement Technical Help Heart (PTAC) at Pinellas County Financial Improvement in hopes of networking with different organizations and to be taught the panorama of St. Petersburg.
“They’ve launched me to different folks right here in St. Petersburg who can have an effect on my firm. They’ve additionally helped me to turn into an influencer, in order that the talents and the abilities that I carry, and my firm brings, to St. Pete are well-known amongst different companies that I wish to affect. So to start, they have been the essential ingredient that linked me to my new residence in St. Petersburg.” – Dr. Loretta Caldwell, Founding father of Caldwell Administration Options in St. Petersburg.
Click on right here to learn the complete story.Go to us at PCED.org to find out how we can assist what you are promoting discover success in Pinellas!
Uncover International Markets: The Blue Economic system September 20 – 22, 2022Uncover International Markets enterprise growth discussion board is the U.S. Division of Commerce’s flagship occasion collection for U.S. exporters. The discussion board contains a dynamic mixture of plenary periods, 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.
Study extra and register at https://www.commerce.gov/discover-global-markets.
Kennedy House Heart Digital Outreach: Federal Contracting and HUBZones: Advantages and UpdatesThe Traditionally Underutilized Enterprise Zone (HUBZone) Program permits federal contract set-asides for small companies in economically depressed communities. Be part of this digital occasion to obtain an outline of latest HUBZone modifications from the SBA, hear the state of NASA Small Enterprise, and get some insights on working with NASA from a HUBZone-certified small enterprise.
June 7, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Click on right here to register.

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