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Finalists Named for Pasco EDC’s 34th Annual Awards 

August 29, 2022


Twenty-five businesses are being recognized for their achievements in economic development,
six winners will be announced  at the event.

PASCO COUNTY, FLORIDA (August 29, 2022) — The Pasco Economic Development Council (Pasco EDC) is excited to welcome back the Annual Awards for its 34th year recognizing Pasco County companies’ outstanding achievements. 
The Pasco EDC Annual Awards Committee has interviewed all finalists and chosen winners in six (6) award categories, from recognizing those who have demonstrated innovation, international achievement, and community impact, to a SMARTstart member who has grown tremendously as a start-up business.
This year’s nominated companies include:

AdventHealth Orange Blossom Women's Group
American Fabric Filter Co. Pasco Kid's First
BayCare Morton Plant North Bay Hospital PharmaWorks, Inc.
Baymar Solutions Pryor Baseball Farm
Bravado Pharmaceuticals Rasmussen University
Doulas for Life Santander Consumer USA
Life Essentials Refillery Starkey Market
Florida Avenue Brewing Co. The Acting Studio
Keiser University TouchPoint Medical, Inc.
Lanky Lassie's Shortbread TwinStar Optics & Coatings, Inc.
Meopta USA, Inc. US Water Services Corporation
Mobile Millennial Vincent House Pasco
Morganna's Alchemy  

In addition to the business awards, every year the Pasco EDC’s Policy Council chooses someone who is an exceptional person in economic development and their community to honor with the Leadership Award. This year, the Policy Council has chosen to honor Billy E. Brown, General Manager, Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative… Read more.

“We are so excited to bring back this event to a brand-new location with new award categories that give us the opportunity to recognize businesses who have made an impact in our community,” said Bill Cronin, Pasco EDC President/CEO. “We have a great group of local businesses chosen as finalists and Pasco EDC is looking forward to presenting awards to these well-deserved companies who have shown exceptional growth and economic perseverance.”

This year the event will take place on Thursday, September 8, 2022, at the Pasco Hernando State College Instructional Performing Arts Center (IPAC). This event is regarded as Pasco County’s premier business event, attracting over 400 business and community leaders in Tampa Bay and Pasco County, including State legislators, county commissioners, and city officials. It will feature dinner and networking, followed by the business awards program where this year’s winners will be announced. Learn more about this year’s award categories and reserve your spot now, here.

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The Pasco Economic Development Council is committed to developing Florida's most competitive climate for business growth by providing businesses, that seek to start, move, or grow in the North Tampa Bay area, a comprehensive suite of programs that can help them to reach their full economic potential.  Since 1987, Pasco EDC has fostered a strong partnership funded by corporate and public investors focused on the economic vitality of Pasco County.  Discover more at

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