Assistant Director, Florida SBDC at Hillsborough County
Specialty: Construction Industry Regulations and Licensing, Contract Compliance, Strategic Planning, City/County Contracting
Janette Blanco is a civil engineer from Venezuela. As a graduate from University of Massachusetts with 25 plus years of professional experience, she serves as an outreach manager for the Economic Development Department and as a business consultant for the Florida SBDC at Hillsborough County.
She teaches workshops, provides one-on-one consulting assistance to business owners in English and Spanish, and does community outreach throughout South and East Tampa. Blanco also previously owned an engineering consulting business.
Prior to joining the Economic Development Department and Florida SBDC Network, Blanco worked in the public and private sector as a cost estimator for engineering projects, owned her own business and worked with the Hispanic Business Initiative Fund.
She believes that education is the key to success. She holds a bachelor’s in civil engineering from University of Massachusetts.