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Business Guide - Economic Development

City of Clearwater Economic Development

Location: 112 S. Osceola Avenue, P.O. Box 4748, Clearwater, FL 33758-4748
Phone: (727) 562-4220
Fax: (727) 562-4052

The City of Clearwater offers incentives to new or expanding Clearwater businesses to help them become and remain globally competitive. A highly experienced city staff, Economic Development Team, will work closely with your business to address land use planning, permitting parking, zoning, site plan review and environmental assessment issues. We want you to succeed!

This team deals not only with regulatory issues but will make you aware of business incentives, financing and services for new or existing businesses in the incorporated area of the City of Clearwater. This service is FREE AND CONFIDENTIAL.

  • Package assistance for SBA 504, 7A, Low Doc, Minority Small Business loan programs
  • Incentives available in our Brownfields, Enterprise Zone, and Hubzone
  • Access to capital
  • Access to vocational and technical workforce training programs
  • Site selection services

Quick Response Training Program
State funded program provides job training tailored to benefit specific companies.

Qualified Target Industry Tax Refund Program (QTI)
Minimum of 10 jobs must be created with average salary of all new hires to be at least $27,871 annually.

Industrial Revenue Bonds
Coordinated with Pinellas County Economic Development.

Manufacturer's Tax Incentive
State sales/use tax exemption for purchases of certain manufacturing machinery/equipment for qualifying new and expanding businesses.

Brownfield Redevelopment Initiative
Brownfields are abandoned or underutilized industrial/commercial sites either contaminated or perceived to be. Incentives are available to aid in the economic development and environmental restoration for these sites located in Clearwater's Brownfield Area.

It's Paradise, Too
Quality of life, climate and safety are positive attributes for your business in the City of Clearwater.