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Target Industries

Pasco EDC recognizes six primary industry clusters that help power our region. Each contributes to a leading business climate in Florida – ranked #8 by Business Facilities (2018) – that allows companies and people to do great work and make products that improve lives.  


Advanced Manufacturing
Pasco County is home to more than 350 growing and thriving manufacturing companies that employ more than 4,000 people. The industry has grown by 12.27% over the past five years and more than 1,300 positions will need to be filled over the next three years.

Aerospace, Aviation, & Defense
As the gateway to southwest Florida, Pasco County benefits from close proximity to MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa International Airport, and Port Tampa Bay. This industry has grown by 25.48% over the past five years and 300 jobs will come available over the next three years.

Business & Professional Services
Business and professional services in Pasco County is the fastest growing industry in the Tampa metro area, growing at nearly 4% annually. Over the past five years, it has grown by 17.75% and is projected to see 3,053 jobs come available over the next three years.

High Technology
Florida boasts the nation’s third largest tech industry, and that means workers in Pasco County benefit from a diverse set of jobs. IT looks strong in terms of projected growth: The industry is expected to see a 3% increase over the next three years and add 293 jobs over the same amount of time.

Life Sciences & Medical Technology
Pasco County is integral to Southwest Florida’s reputation as an epicenter of medical innovation. The Life Sciences & Medical Technology sector has grown by 22.27% over the past five years with 192 jobs needing to be filled over the next three years.

Logistics & Distribution
Florida has one of the most considerable multi-modal transportation systems in the world. Pasco County does too with its location along the coast in southwest Florida, plus its proximity to Orlando. Logistics & Distribution has grown by 27.5% over the past five years and is projected to see 2,030 jobs come available over the next three years.


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