Pinellas County Business News
November, 2016
MobilexUSA announces Clearwater Expansion and 46 Jobs
MobilexUSA, the largest provider of mobile X-ray, diagnostic, and lab services in Florida is adding 46 new jobs at the ICOT Center in Clearwater.  TridentUSA, the parent company of MobilexUSA, selected Pinellas County for the talented workforce and remarkable quality of life. Explore careers with MobilexUSA.
November is Government Contracting Month at the Pinellas FSBDC
Whether you want to start a new business or grow an existing business, the Florida Small Business Development Center at Pinellas County Economic Development (FSBDC at PCED) has a workshop for you! During the month of November, all FSBDC at PCED workshops will focus on business growth through government contracting. Class topics include:

Click on the links above to register for any or all of our November workshop offerings, or visit to view other upcoming workshops.


Tampa Bay Export Alliance Recognized for Excellence in Economic Development Regionalism and Collaboration
The Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation (THEDC) and Pinellas County Economic Development (PCED) received a Silver Excellence in Economic Development Award for creating the Tampa Bay Export Alliance to support export development and foreign direct investment in the region. The partners were recognized in the category of Regionalism and Cross-Border Collaboration by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).

The honor was presented at an awards ceremony on Tuesday, Sept. 27, during the IEDC Annual Conference, which was held Sept. 25-28, in Cleveland, OH.

The Tampa Bay Export Alliance (TBEA) leverages bi-county resources for international programs, and has ushered in a new era of regional collaboration in Tampa Bay. The partnership helps to grow jobs and capital investment by increasing international business opportunities for companies within the bi-county area and marketing the region globally as a top business destination.
The TBEA offers seminars and export trade missions, and supports the international initiatives of Tampa International Airport and Port Tampa Bay. Learn more about the Tampa Bay Export Alliance at

Made in Florida Mid-Pinellas Manufacturing Day
On October 25th, PCED joined the Pinellas Park/Gateway Chamber's Economic Development Committee for a tour of manufacturers in our community. We were welcomed and astonished by DASAN Zhone Solutions, Ocean Rhino, Nautical Structures Industries, Gun Drilling of Florida and Hydro-Dyne Engineering. Thank you to everyone who made this tour possible and particularly to Holly at the Pinellas Park Chamber, Terry England of England Brothers Construction and Christy Walsh of Hydro-Dyne Engineering. Click here to view more photos from the tour.

2016 Pinellas Reverse Trade Show a Success
Nearly 150 businesses mingled with over 35 purchasing agents at the Pinellas County / Florida SBDC at USF Reverse Trade Show. We were honored to have the following purchasers join us to meet our local businesses: Pinellas County Government, City of St. Petersburg, City of Clearwater, Florida USA, St. Petersburg Greenhouse, TECO Energy, Moffitt Cancer Center, USF St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg College more. Many thanks to all who contributed to make this year's event a success! Click here to view photos from the 2016 Pinellas Reverse trade Show.

Take the Federal Reserve's Small Business Credit Survey
The Florida Chamber of Commerce Small Business Council urges small business leaders to take the Federal Reserve's Small Business Credit Survey. This survey is designed to identify potential finance issues affecting small businesses and bring them to the attention of policymakers. Click here to participate.

Was your Pinellas business impacted by Hurricane Hermine?
SBA Loans Are Available
Low interest loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration are available to help with business losses not covered by insurance. Information on SBA disaster loans may be obtained by calling (800) 659-2955 and (800) 877-8339 (TTY) or by going online. The Small Business Administration filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is Nov. 28, 2016.  Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA's secure website at  The deadline to return economic injury applications is June 28, 2017.
For questions regarding SBA Disaster Loans contact the Florida Small Business Development Center at Pinellas County or phone (727) 453-7200  for further assistance.

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