Economic Development

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In furthering the City Council’s strategic direction to facilitate development of the economy, the objective of the Economic Development and Housing Department is to improve and expand the economic base of the city through the retention and expansion of existing businesses and the attraction of new businesses and real estate investment. In furthering the city’s mission to support a high quality of life and experience, our goal is to implement value-added strategies and programs that enhance the community’s overall high quality of life and local and national image, and provide quality affordable housing and community services to the citizens of Clearwater.

Economic Development

 Strategic Plan

The city of Clearwater's Economic Development Strategic Plan, approved by the City Council, is a blueprint to position Clearwater for future sustainable growth and economic prosperity.  TIP Strategies, an economic development consulting firm, was engaged to assist in the development of the economic development plan.
The plan's high-priority action items are:

  • Employment Center Overlay District
  • Technology District in the Community Redevelopment Area (Downtown District/Downtown Gateway)
  • Medical Overlay District
  • Business-friendly initiatives
  • Formal incentives policy
  • Business retention and expansion program
  • Leverage tourism marketing for economic development


Send comments directly to Economic Development & Housing

Mailing Address:
Economic Development and Housing Department
P.O. Box 4748
Clearwater, FL 33758-4748

Location Address:
City of Clearwater Offices
One Clearwater Tower, 6th Floor
600 Cleveland St.
Clearwater, FL 33756

Economic Development: (727) 562-4220

Economic Development: (727) 562-4037

Monday-Friday: 8:30am-5:00pm

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