Guest’s Bio

Corey McCaster is the Director for Office of Small Business and Supplier Diversity at Pinellas County Economic Development. There he leads one of the top Small Business Development Centers in the State, and a rapidly expanding Small Business Enterprise (SBE) program that connects small business owners to more than $500,000,000 in government contracting opportunities annually.

Corey McCaster

The SBE Program includes a sheltered market created for qualified vendors that allows small businesses to place bids for County purchases from $5,000 up to $100,000. In addition, small business participation in the program is required for all Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) and Consultants’ Competitive Negotiation Act (CCNA) contracts.

As a business owner

As a former small business owner, who has also worked for prominent economic development agencies across the State, Corey understands how vital services like the SBE program are to the health of Florida’s small business landscape and has championed the cause throughout his career by expanding opportunities for start-ups, working to create small business incubator space,

and helping to launch a one-of-a-kind minority business accelerator that has proven to aid Bay Area business owners in realizing strong and sustainable growth for their companies.

Corey is a proud native Floridan who is delighted to see the growth of commerce across the Sunshine State into communities where it hadn’t traditionally flourished.

The University of South Florida Muma College of Business graduate calls Tampa Bay home and loves to golf, fish, and grow his own food. 

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