Report: Pinellas leads Tampa Bay counties in economic investments

Pinellas County ranks No. 8 in Florida, and No. 1 among the Tampa Bay counties, in economic investments, according to a new report.

The report, by financial technology company SmartAsset analyzes incoming investments as measured by business establishment growth, GDP growth, new building permits and municipal bond investment.

Pinellas County business establishment growth was 0.7 percent over a two-year period. The county’s GDP was up $1.55 billion. There were 14 new building permits per 1,000… …read more