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Some of Clearwater’s largest employers include BayCare Health System, Bausch & Lomb Surgical, Lincare Holdings, Aerosonic Corporation, MarineMax, Heritage Insurance, KnowBe4 and GE Instrument Transformers, which, in 2015, completed construction of a $50 million, 190,000-square-foot expansion, and the company’s first advanced manufacturing Center of Excellence.

Clearwater’s access to a diverse workforce of more than 1.5 million provides employers with the talent, education and skills to meet the needs of businesses of every size. And with 45 higher education institutions within a one-hour drive, the future talent pipeline continues to strengthen.

Nova Southeastern University’s Tampa Bay Regional Campus, which is the result of a $200 million investment in the future and features a 325,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility began classes fall semester 2019.

This new campus brings several graduate and professional education opportunities to Clearwater.Nova Southeastern University Clearwater Campus Located at the eastern entry to the city, the regional campus  includes additional locations for NSU’s Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences, the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing. The campus is home to approximately 2,000 students enrolled in programs that include, but are not limited to: occupational and physical therapy; clinical mental health counseling; nursing; osteopathic medicine; and school psychology. Visit to learn more.


In 2019, for the second year in a row, Chief Executive Magazine ranked Florida No. 2 state in the nation to do business for the state’s pro-business environment, favorable tax climate and good university system. Clearwater offers a wide variety of commercial, industrial and residential real estate and development options. Click here to explore.