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Pasco program helps people start new businesses
January 26, 2024
ABC Action News

Alicia Perrelli spent years working a standard 9-5 job but said she wanted to make a big change. “It came to a point where I wanted to be home with my five-year-old. I wanted to be with my family more,” Perrelli said. Alicia had ideas to start her own business, but she needed help on where to start.

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New Pasco plastic plant begins hiring, looking for 500 employees
January 11, 2024
Tampa Bay Times

Gary Plastic Packaging Corp. announced Thursday that it will start to fill 500 jobs at its new manufacturing site built in northwestern Pasco County, starting with an open house from 1-5 p.m. on Saturday.

The event will be held at the soon-to-be opened facility at 14799 Shady Hills Road, near Spring Hill.

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Packaging manufacturer hiring 500 for new Pasco County plant
January 11, 2024
Business Observer

Garyline, a New York packaging manufacturer moving to Pasco County, is hiring more than 500 people and will hold its first job fair Saturday.

The fair will be held at the Garyline’s new 279,000-square-facility at 14799 Shady Hills Road in Spring Hill, starting at 1 p.m. According to the company’s website, positions will range from quality control to sales to production. 

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Pasco County uses ‘Ready Sites’ program to help local job market keep pace with growing population
November 7, 2023
Fox 13 News

As more and more people choose to call Pasco County their new home, the Pasco Economic Development Council, or EDC, is taking steps to ensure the local job market can keep up. 

In 2015, Pasco EDC launched the Ready Sites program. Working with landowners, local municipalities, and utility companies to transform vacant, undeveloped properties into industrial-zoned sites.

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What Pasco is selling and how: Adaption to site selectors’ preferences is trial and error
November 3, 2023
Tampa Bay Business Journal

On a morning road tour designed to provide a snapshot of Pasco County's economic development priorities, Pasco EDC Director of Business Development Tom Ryan tells about a recent Chicago encounter with a site consultant. A woman entered a boardroom with her arms full of brochures and pamphlets and threw them on the table.

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Workforce development is a top EDC priority, but strategies differ
November 3, 2023
Tampa Bay Business Journal

Eleven Tampa Bay economic development organizations were asked about strategy and planning. 

Organizations were asked to tell readers how workforce development fits into their work for the remainder of 2023 and into 2024 and how they measure if that work is making a difference. Beyond the workforce, they also provided goals and strategic priorities for 2024. 

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After Amazon retreat, Sunlake business center in Pasco is repositioned as flex space
November 3, 2023
Tampa Bay Business Journal

A poster child of the Great Recession impact, the prime site envisioned for years as a sprawling corporate campus of T. Rowe Price is now 360,000 square feet of finished flex space.

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Economic developers find new cooperation, especially in seeking foreign direct investment
November 3, 2023
Tampa Bay Business Journal

With so many county-based and local economic development organizations around the Tampa Bay region, results have suffered in the past from silos and fiefdoms.

While there are still overlapping redundancies, there's a new understanding of the importance of how organizations can work together, said Craig Richard, CEO of the Tampa Bay Economic Development Council.

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Bauducco Foods to locate in Pasco County
November 2, 2023
Spot On Florida

The Pasco Economic Development Council, FloridaCommerce, the city of Zephyrhills, and Pasco Board of County Commissioners have welcomed Bauducco Foods to Pasco County.

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New website tool focuses on helping employers, job seekers
October 31, 2023
Laker Lutz News

The Pasco Economic Development Council (Pasco EDC) recently added new features on

The new ConnectOPP tool allows employers to help bridge the gap between employers and job seekers, according to a Pasco EDC news release.

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