Pasco County is a business-friendly community with strong, proactive governmental support of five elected County Commissioners and a County Administrator. With lower tax rates, Pasco corporations and residents benefit.
Formed in 1987, the Pasco Economic Development Council (Pasco EDC) is the lead economic development organization. Being dedicated to the overall growth and prosperity of Pasco County through the development of a sustainable and diversified economy. Pasco EDC is a private, non-profit organization that promotes countywide economic development. They continue to be a strong partnership funded by corporate and public investors focused on the economic vitality of Pasco County. Pasco EDC is committed to positive growth to make Pasco County a great place to live and work. You will not find a more supportive county to do business.
Workforce and education is not only local but it is also regional. Within Pasco County, there is an active workforce of 225,000 people. More impressively, the Tampa Bay area MSA has access to over 1.9 million people in their workforce.
With varying skills sets, experiences and education, Pasco County provides companies access to:
● Median age: 42
● Average wage: $36,365
● Mean travel time to work: 30 min
Pasco has access to over 230,000 students enrolled in top colleges and universities in the state of Florida. Such universities include; University of South Florida, Saint Leo University, University of Tampa, University of Florida, University of Central Florida, Pasco Hernando State College, Hillsborough Community College, Rasmussen College and St. Petersburg College.
One of the fastest growing trends in the site location business is the demand for project-ready industrial properties. The reason is simple, companies need ready access to buildable sites.
This is needed in order to make a location decision with the ability to efficiently begin construction and complete a project. The location decision process demands available properties and those properties need to be ready for development.
Companies looking to build new facilities want properties that are ready to go and relatively risk free. As a result, communities seeking to recruit projects need to be prepared to market their properties. Providing a wealth of information and data on both their properties and community. This is done so companies are not waiting for a community to find an appropriate property and determine its suitability for development.
Recognizing this trend, the Pasco Economic Development Council in partnership with Pasco County has implemented the Pasco Ready Sites Program. The Pasco Ready Sites Program, evaluates sites for all of the qualities that a company is looking for in order to relocate. Let us put our experience to work for you.
The Connected City is a 7,800-acre mixed-use community that will be the first Smart Gigabyte Community in the nation. It will be built from the ground up with a fiber network providing exclusive ULTRAFi internet technology ranging from 1Gbps to 10Gbps. Envisioned by Metro Development Group, the community will also be powered by renewable energy and have over 100 miles of designated autonomous vehicle lanes.
The site will include a high-tech education center. It will also have wellness campus with advanced research facilities, an innovation center, a medical hospital and a med-spa. There will also be a health and performance institute. The two master-planned communities will feature two 7-12 acre MetroLagoons by Crystal Lagoons for watersports and swimming.
Pasco County is one of the fastest growing counties in Florida. It is celebrated as part of one of the strongest metros (Tampa-St.Petersburg-Clearwater MSA) in the country for job creation. Our region is attracting the brightest minds from around the world while creating an energy and vibrancy that will fuel our economy. Pasco County has cultivated an environment of diverse communities, companies, institutions and entertainment. Our success is based on an open-minded approach to life, business and ideas.
We are in close proximity to many of the attractions known in Florida including Top ranking Beaches, Disney World, World Class golf courses, biking trails and so much more!
Pasco County Drive Time to Destinations:
● Tampa International Airport – 23 min
● Clearwater/ St. Petersburg - 40 min
● Orlando – 1.5 hrs
● Tallahassee – 3.45 hrs
● Miami - 4.5 hrs
The overall cost of living in Pasco County is 88.9% of the national average. This is lower than other major metropolitan areas in Florida. This means your dollar for housing, shopping and dining goes further here.
Pasco County also enjoys the benefit of being home to numerous foreign owned companies such as Mettler-Toledo, Zeppelin Systems USA, Nestle, Clark Dietrich Building Systems and many more. Countries represented by these companies include Japan, Germany and Switzerland.
The Pasco Economic Development Council’s International Business program can help companies expand their business in the USA. Through services of facilitation of site selection, connections to local workforce providers as well as assistance with local government regulations and applying for grants and incentives.
Our SMARTLandings program helps international ventures quickly establish a presence in one of the fastest growing markets. By offering flexible office space, market intelligence and assistance with navigating government regulations. We also provide connections and networking opportunities within the Tampa Bay business community.
With such advances is technology, site selection, workforce supply, international assistance programs and an already thriving international list of companies….the Pasco County Economic Development Council is your leader for future business.