Specialized Manufacturing in St. Petersburg is rapidly growing, generating $843 million in annual exports. Pinellas County has the largest manufacturing employee base among eight Tampa Bay counties and has the third largest manufacturing employee base in the State of Florida. Electronics manufacturing and medical devices manufacturing are specifically concentrated in the City.
Jabil, a Fortune 500 electronics manufacturing firm headquartered in St. Petersburg, is the largest company in the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater metro area. Jabil serves its global clientele from its home in The Sunshine City like other high-growth manufacturing firms including A2 Global, CompuLink, HT Global Circuits, and PlasmaTherm.
Talent & Degree Programs
The Tampa-St. Petersburg region offers several workforce development assets including St. Petersburg College, Pinellas Technical College, the University of South Florida, and FloridaMakes.
Annual wages in specialized manufacturing are higher compared to the city’s average wage and national average by subsector, which helps attract and retain top talent. Additionally, the Bay Area Manufacturers Association keeps local manufacturers competitive in the global market.
Florida is the second largest medical device manufacturer in the country
Average sector wage of $86,899 is 190 % higher than the average county wage
St. Petersburg is a Florida leader of bare printed circuit board manufacturing and semiconductor machinery manufacturing.