Pasco Economic Development Council | 16506 Pointe Village Drive, Suite 107 | Lutz, FL 33558

36th Annual Awards

September 5, 2024

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Pasco EDC 36th Annual Awards

Date: Thursday, September 5, 2024                                       

Time: 5:00 - 8:30 PM

Location: Pasco-Hernando State College Instructional Performing Arts Center (IPAC) 

8657 Old Pasco Rd, Wesley Chapel, FL  33544

Now in its 36th year, Pasco EDC's Annual Awards is regarded as Pasco County's premier business event, attracting hundreds of business and community leaders from around Tampa Bay, including many elected officials. The highlight of each year’s event is the Annual Industry Awards honoring Pasco County companies which have exhibited major economic and community impact. Mark your calendars for this year's Annual Awards!

NOMINATE A PASCO COUNTY COMPANY

AWARD CATEGORIES

Please complete a separate form for all company nominations. Companies must be for-profit and business to business. A pre-qualification form will be sent to all nominees for completion prior to becoming a finalist. Finalists will then be interviewed by the Annual Awards Committee. Companies will be scored, voted on, and then announced at the Pasco EDC 36th Annual Awards on September 5, 2024.

The Company will be evaluated based on the time frame of January 2023 to December 2023.

Pasco Establishment Award (Company must have established its business in Pasco County between January 2023 and December 2023)

This award will recognize a business in Pasco County that has recently been established and is demonstrating substantial progress and/or the potential for a significant community impact. 

Fianlists will be scored based on company growth, workforce improvement, and community involvement.

Economic Excellence Award

This award will recognize a business that has made a commitment to improving the overall economic health and quality of life in Pasco County, creating a diverse workforce, and providing exceptional value to customers, all while demonstrating ingenuity, integrity, and leadership.

Finalists will be scored based on company growth, workforce improvement, and community involvement.

International Achievement Award

This award will recognize a Pasco County business that has demonstrated outstanding achievements in international relations, global leadership, or export growth.

Finalists will be scored based on company growth, international business accomplishments, workforce improvement, and community involvement.

Additional Award categories:

SMARTstart Entrepreneur of the Year

This award will recognize an entrepreneur who has engaged in numerous SMARTstart programs. Through their experiences and education, they have turned their passion into a thriving business. Nominees will be scored based on company growth, SMARTstart involvement, and community impact as a leading start-up.

Do you know a company or nonprofit deserving of an award that doesn't fit a category above, see the special category below:

Special Contribution (Used in special circumstances as determined by committee, non-profits considered) 
 

This award recognizes a company who has gone above and beyond their typical mission to solve an issue, create an opportunity, or provide extraordinary support in our community. 

 

NOMINATE A PASCO COUNTY COMPANY

 

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