HCP completes Strategic Planning Study for Pinellas County Economic Development

TAMPA, Fla. (March 1, 2020) – HCP concluded strategic planning for the Pinellas County Economic Development (PCED), which serves many functions for the county to attract high-wage employment opportunities for residents and engage with small businesses to large corporations on a range of needs. 

“Pinellas County has a fantastic opportunity to expand its already diverse industrial base through its combination of education, outreach, and support to businesses,” said HCP’s Vice President, Robert Allen, the study’s lead. “Redevelopment is going to become a very important topic in the following years as the county seeks to shift efforts towards planning redevelopment efforts, meaning that there is no more available land to readily develop.”  

HCP leveraged its strategic planning methodology to gain a comprehensive look inside the department’s employees, its leadership, and some of the broader challenge’s facing Pinellas County and the economic development world.  

Following that research and after a series of oneonone stakeholder interviews, HCP moderated an all-day strategic planning workshop with the staff at PCED. During this workshop, PCED leadership and staff reviewed this information and spoke to their own experiences. They clarified their mission statement and identified areas of priority for their organization, which was consolidated in a planning report for senior leadership to adopt moving forward.