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Pinellas County Economic Development
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Overview
 
 
Contact:
Cindy Margiotta
Pinellas County Economic Development
13805 58th St. N. Clearwater, FL 33760
Phone: (727) 464-7332
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Welcome to Pinellas 
 
 
Attracted by the mild, sub-tropical climate and miles of white sand beaches, 921,000 people have made Pinellas County their home. With an average 360 days of sunshine each year and beaches ranked among the best in the U.S., the county is also the most popular tourist destination on the Gulf of Mexico, drawing 13 million tourists annually, including more than 5 million overnight visitors.
 
Pinellas' diverse communities  range in population from more than 248,000 in St. Petersburg to less than 60 in Belleair Shore, and nearly all capitalize on living in a waterfront paradise.
 
 As an established county, the significant infrastructure - including schools, utilities and roadways - is already in place. Pinellas is also well connected with regional access provided via Interstate-275, two international airports, and the largest port in Florida
 


Quality of Life
Pinellas offers an extraordinary quality of life, progressive employment opportunities, relatively low cost of living, diverse housing options and high-quality colleges and universities. With its outstanding cultural, recreational and sports facilities, incomparable parks and beaches, and year round events, Pinellas provides a true resort lifestyle.

Water
135 marina & dock facilities
588 miles of coastline
35 miles of white sand beaches
 
On Land 
52 golf courses
623 tennis courts
Pinellas Trail, 34-miles for walking & biking
250 parks
2,000 events annually
 
Culture
15 performing arts facilities
20 theater companies
17 museums, including
     the Salvador Dali Museum
Home of the Florida Orchestra
 
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFL)
Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL)
Spring Training & Minor League Teams
    
 
 


Economy at a Glance
 
               
Pinellas lies at the center of the robust Tampa Bay market, which is expected to grow from its current population of 4 million to 6 million by 2030. The market’s significant economic clout is also evidenced by more than $70 billion in consumer spending and a labor force 2 million strong. The region is ranked number 20 in the U.S. for job growth and carries the country’s 13th largest media market.
 
Data Center: For the latest economic indicators and data including cost of living, real estate vacancy rates, employment and unemployment, visitor information, go to our Data Center.
 
Demographics: For more detailed population, household, and income statistics as well as county and city profiles, go to Demographics.
 
Pinellas County Fast Facts
Population:
Employees:
Households:
Avg. Household Income:
Annual Overnight Visitors:
Median Income Visitors:
Retail Sales:
Deposits:
921,114
491,769
411,700
$64,092
5.3 million
$113,974
$31.3 billion
$26.4. billion
Pinellas County’s
Top Private Employers:
• Home Shopping Network
Times Publishing Corporation
Raymond James
Nielsen Media Research
Morton Plant Hospital
Jabil Circuit
Raytheon
All Children’s Health Systems
Bayfront Medical Center
Progress Energy Florida
Tech Data Corporation
Honeywell
 
 



Pinellas by Design - An Economic and Redevelopment Plan
Pinellas By Design
Adopted in 2005, Pinellas By Design: An Economic Development and Redevelopment Plan, is the county's redevelopment strategy to foster business development, while managing population growth and preserving our quality of life. The purpose of Pinellas by Design was to identify the means by which the county can maintain and enhance its long-term economic vitality, which is threatened by the disappearance of developable vacant land. Almost every local government has passed a resolution in support of the plan, which was designed so that each community will be able to define its future vision within a shared planning framework. For detailed information on the five year planning process, including community input, analysis, and related studies go to http://www.pinellasbydesign.org/ or click the icon to the right to download the final report.

 

Pinellas County Economic Development
13805 58th Street North, Suite 1-200 Clearwater, Florida 33760
Phone 888-759-5627 Fax 727-464-7053