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County Commission paves way for more well-paying jobs in Pinellas

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Pinellas County may be on its way to welcoming a wave of new higher-end jobs. At a Tuesday meeting, the Board of County Commissioners made all the necessary moves to encourage an interested businesses service firm — referred to as B5070737632 by the Commission — to house its new corporate headquarters in Pinellas County. Should the outside firm choose to set up shop here, which, according to the Commission’s Aug. 18 meeting agenda, it “wishes” to do, then an estimated 255…

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Money from STAR Center sale may fund St. Pete small business incubator

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Pinellas County, with money from the upcoming sale of the Young-Rainey STAR Center, may be on its way to funding a new, local small business incubator. During a Tuesday work session, the Board of County Commissioners discussed adding an appropriations request to one of its 2016 fiscal year regular meeting agendas. The request would be for state, federal and county funding for a St. Pete-based small business incubator. According to Tonya Elmore, president and CEO of the Tampa Bay Innovation Center,…

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Survey shows Pinellas residents mostly content

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Results of Pinellas County’s annual study of citizen values shows signs of improvement. Sarah Lindemuth, senior research director with HCP & Associates, presented results from the phone survey to commissioners during their March 24 meeting. The survey took place Jan. 26-Feb. 11. Calls were made to 200 citizens in four demographic areas -– north, mid, south and the beaches. The goal of the phone study, as well as a second study conducted online, is to “measure citizen expectations and perceptions…

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