Pasco EDC Programs & Services

Business Attraction Programs

Pasco Ready Sites

Identify potential “Project Ready” sites ranging from 50 to 1000 acres that would be suitable for industrial end users looking to locate in the Tampa Region.

Product Development

Working with Pasco County and the private sector in finding solutions to obstacles that currently hinder the construction of speculative office and industrial buildings.

Foreign Direct Investment

Attract continued investment in new and existing facilities thus creating new high paying jobs in Pasco County by foreign companies within the targeted industries sectors.

For more information, contact:
Tom Ryan, Economic Development Manager
(813) 926-0827 ext. 228

Business Retention & Expansion

Workforce Assistance

Connecting local employers to hiring and training programs available through partners such as CareerSource Pasco Hernando, AMSKILLS, PHSC, Saint Leo University and Pasco County Schools Career Academies.

Expansion Opportunities

Facilitating site selection, expediting permitting and assistance with local development regulations to help Pasco County companies continue to operate during their growth phase.

International Trade

Provide export counseling to local businesses by identifying international expansion opportunities through export marketing plans, trade shows, trade missions, matchmaking programs and hosting an annual educational conference.

For more information, contact:
Devon Barnett, Economic Development Manager
(813) 926-0827 ext. 227

SMARTstart Small Business Programs

Pasco Enterprise Network

A partnership of local organizations offering free consulting, information, and training to help entrepreneurs grow their business.


A 9 week course, led by a trained facilitator, to give entrepreneurs of all stages the tools they need to build a successful business.

Business Leadership Roundtables

Groups of 10 to 15 CEO’s from growth-oriented companies gather monthly in a confidential setting to share the challenges and rewards of leadership and its impacts on work and home life.

SMARTstart Business Incubators

A program for early staged companies to access mentoring, coaching, a network of business resources, a community of like-minded entrepreneurs, peer collaboration, innovative  environment, professional work space and administrative amenities.

For more information, contact:
Andrew Romaner, SMARTstart Incubator Program Manager
(352) 437-4861


Tari Mitchell, SMARTstart Incubator Program Manager
(727) 478-0670

SMARTstart Microloan Program

A source of funding for Pasco County businesses that are not able to access traditional financing.

For more information, contact:
Tari Mitchell, SMARTstart Incubator Program Manager
(727) 478-0670


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Pasco EDC Services
Suzanne Renczkowski
Office Manager

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Toll free: (888) 60-PASCO | (888-607-2726)
Telephone: (813) 926-0827 ext. 226
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