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Advanced Manufacturing: The “Crystal Ball Approach”
September 28, 2023
Business Facilites

For regions throughout North America, the competition to attract advanced manufacturing is stiff. The growing sector’s bright future and ability to produce large numbers of high-paying jobs make it particularly appealing to regions hoping to bolster their economies and strengthen opportunities for their workforce.

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Pasco EDC annual award winners
September 20, 2023
Laker Lutz News

The Pasco Economic Development Council (Pasco EDC) had its 34th Annual Awards celebration at  Pasco-Hernando State College’s Instructional Performing Arts Center (IPAC), at 8657 Old Pasco Road, on the evening of Sept. 8.

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Pasco EDC honors longtime schools leader Ray Gadd, 5 businesses at annual awards
September 20, 2023
The Suncoast News

The Pasco Economic Development Council awarded five local businesses and Ray Gadd, the deputy superintendent of schools and one the county’s most influential and impactful individuals, at its 35th Annual Awards on Sept. 7.

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Pasco EDC opens new entrepreneur space in Holiday
September 19, 2023
Tampa Bay Business Journal

Pasco Economic Development Council has opened a new entrepreneur space in Holiday called the SMARTstart incubator. 

The space will be co-located in the AmSkills Innovation Center, a manufacturing-focused development and training initiative. The incubator focuses on supporting entrepreneurs in the area through education, workspace, collaboration, funding and guidance, according to a release. 

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Pasco EDC opens new innovation center
September 18, 2023
Business Observer

Pasco County's Economic Development Council and its SMARTstart Program, which supports entrepreneurs and start-ups, opened a new center in Holiday, the EDC says in a Monday news release.

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Maggie’s Snow Shoppe: Pasco County woman turns a childhood memory into a business
September 15, 2023
News Channel 8

Customers often mistake Liz Guerra for “Maggie.” Maggie’s Snow Shoppe is what she calls her new shaved ice business.

Maggie is Liz’s grandmother. However, she was more like a mother to Liz.

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New SMARTstart branch in Holiday offers ‘synergy’ with AmSkills
September 12, 2023
The Suncoast News

SMARTstart, a program for small businesses and the people who want to start them operated by the Pasco Economic Development Council, has opened a new office in Holiday, inside the new AmSkills Innovation Center on Darlington Road.

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The Point Distillery is expanding
September 5, 2023
Laker Lutz News

The Point Distillery is expanding and will be creating 20 to 25 new jobs, according to background materials in the Pasco County Commission’s Aug. 22 agenda packet.

The distillery, in New Port Richey, will be adding a new bottling line, which will expand the company’s ability to obtain contracts, nationally and internationally, according to a news release from the Pasco Economic Development Council (EDC).

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Power 100: Meet Tampa Bay’s most influential leaders of 2023
February 9, 2023
Tampa Bay Business Journal

The Tampa Bay Business Journal has named the 2023 Power 100, a guide to the region’s most influential business leaders.

The list is presented alphabetically below. Profiles will be published online and in the weekly edition on March 24.

The Power 100 list is not a ranking but rather a guide that aims to reflect the most influential businesspeople in Tampa Bay at this moment. The editorial staff and publisher of the Business Journal created the list.

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PASCO COUNTY Moffitt Cancer Center breaks ground on massive Pasco County campus
January 20, 2023

It was a historic day in the battle against cancer in Florida, as Moffitt Cancer Center broke ground on its new Pasco County campus.

“This facility,” said Dr. Patrick Hwu. “Which we’ve named ‘Speros,’ meaning ‘help,’ is our largest expansion ever with Moffitt Cancer Center.”

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