Pasco EDC Programs & Services

Business Attraction

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.

Site Selection Services

Assist companies and consultants by providing resources related to real estate, demographic data, incentive identification and operating costs.

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

Business Retention & Expansion

Workforce Assistance

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

Retention & Expansion

Connect with and provide existing companies with assistance options such as site selection, export and permitting services.

International Trade

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

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

Pasco Pipeline

Align the demand and supply of talent in Pasco County by working with employers, higher education, workforce development and many other partners to identify resources for the employer and job seeker.

For more information, contact:
Turner Arbour, Workforce Development Manager
(813) 926-0827 ext. 231

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.

Entrepreneur Roundtable

Groups of 6 to 10 small business owners and early-stage venture founders who come together on a monthly basis for an exchange of information, challenges, and insights.

SMARTstart Business Incubator

A program for early stage 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.

SMARTstart Microloan

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

For more information, contact:
Daniel Mitchell, SMARTstart Program Manager
(813) 766-6106


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Pasco EDC Services
Suzanne Renczkowski
Director of Operations

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