PEDC Announces New Chairman of the Board

January 6, 2014

Dewey MitchellPasco Economic Development Council, Inc. is honored to announce its new Chairman of the Board, Dewey Mitchell, owner of Prudential Tropical Real Estate and Prudential Commercial Real Estate FL. Pasco EDC’s Board of Directors is responsible for governing the organization and providing leadership in implementing the organization’s strategic plan. The governance structure enables the private and public sectors to collectively leverage knowledge, passion, influence and relationships to achieve their goals. “Dewey Mitchell comes from a family with deep roots in Pasco County,” said John Hagen, President/CEO of Pasco Economic Development Council, Inc. “As a member of our Policy Council, Dewey has been an important part of developing the plans that will drive future growth in Pasco County. We feel lucky to have him on board as our new chairman. 2014 is going to be a great year for Pasco.” Mitchell is no stranger to the Pasco Economic Development Council, Inc. as he has served on the Pasco EDC Board of Directors and its Policy Council for several years.  In addition, Mitchell serves on the Board of Trustees for BayCare Health Systems and Saint Leo University, and sits on the Board of Directors for Morton Plant Mease Hospital.  He is a former Chairman of the Tampa Bay Partnership where he also served on its Transportation Committee, and is quite familiar with the region’s goals for growth and economic development. When not volunteering in the community, Mitchell has led one of the Tampa Bay area's primary real estate firms since 1984, and he maintains an active interest in the marketing of commercial, industrial, and mixed-use properties in Tampa Bay. “Over the last three years Pasco has stepped up to the plate and become a significant regional player,” said Mitchell.  “There are several exciting things in the works for 2014, and I am looking forward to serving as Chairman of the Board for Pasco EDC.” Over the last year, Pasco EDC helped create 627 jobs with 388,227 square feet occupied and $43,276,580 in capital investment. Some highlights from the year include the location and expansion of several companies including manufacturers such as Pall Aeropower Corp., Adams Arms, Inc., and technology companies like MB2x, InvestCloud, Retail Process Engineering, LLC, and Communication Concepts, Inc. Companies looking for room to grow in Tampa Bay should contact Pasco EDC for help at 813-926-0827 or visit www.pascoedc.com.

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