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Old 02-11-2008, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Akron, Ohio
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Out of Tampa, St. Pete., Bradenton, Sarasota, or Clearwater, which area has the most production/factory jobs. I am looking to relocate to one of these areas and am unfamiliar with the towns. Can someone give some advice on which of these places will be the best place in terms of job availability, and the cheapest rent for a one bdrm apt. Thanks
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Old 02-12-2008, 07:50 AM
 
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Default Probably Clearwater or Largo away from the beach.

I know there are some electronics mfg. places in the Largo/Clearwater area. I can't think of any really huge factories, like an auto plant around these parts. There are all sorts of small mfg. things going on. What specifically are you looking to mfg/sell?


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Out of Tampa, St. Pete., Bradenton, Sarasota, or Clearwater, which area has the most production/factory jobs. I am looking to relocate to one of these areas and am unfamiliar with the towns. Can someone give some advice on which of these places will be the best place in terms of job availability, and the cheapest rent for a one bdrm apt. Thanks
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Old 02-12-2008, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Akron, Ohio
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Thanks for the reply. My husband is has alot of experience in the manufacturing/production field. He has done everything from weld to chemical mixing. He is also fork lift certified. I am basically wanting info. on the best town, around your area, that has the most factory type employment.
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Old 02-12-2008, 02:53 PM
 
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Default I answered some

of this in other threads but maybe someone else has some insight. I just don't have the impression this is a huge mfgr. area unlike parts of the Midwest. With your husbands skills and experience, he should do well in almost any of the areas you mention except maybe St. Pete and Sarasota.
The thing is tho St, Pete shares a peninsula with a lot of other towns like Clearwater so if you lived here you'd have a good chance at a good bar job in one of the beach towns or downtown and your husband should be able to find something with his skill set and be within commuting distance.


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Thanks for the reply. My husband is has alot of experience in the manufacturing/production field. He has done everything from weld to chemical mixing. He is also fork lift certified. I am basically wanting info. on the best town, around your area, that has the most factory type employment.
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Old 02-12-2008, 04:08 PM
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Black & Decker has a decent size manufacturing plant in Riverview and the rents are cheap (relatively speaking) as well.
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Old 02-12-2008, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Akron, Ohio
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Thanks to everyone for the information. I have found this site to be more helpful than the major relocation sites.
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Old 02-13-2008, 10:28 AM
 
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St. Petersburg would probably be your best bet. Lots of small to mid-size machine shops. A fair amount of manufacturing plants here. Most pay in the $12-$15 range to start out.
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Old 02-13-2008, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Northwest Cincinnati
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The job market is tight right now, proceed with caution.
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