Pasco County

Pasco County, Florida, is the emerging growth center of Tampa Bay.  Located just a half hour north of Tampa International and Clearwater/St. Pete Airports, Pasco straddles Hillsborough (Tampa) and Pinellas (Clearwater/St. Petersburg) Counties.

Pasco has dramatically changed in the past ten years from a rural, bedroom community into the northern growth corridor for the region.  It is poised to become a major center for business and commerce in the Tampa Orlando Superegion because of its connections to I-75 and I-4 and high level of collaborative leadership.

Pasco combines excellent quality of life with an aggressively supportive environment for business and industry.  Its small cities have “Old Florida” charm, but sophisticated infrastructure and systems in place.  Over 90% of the county is unincorporated, which translates into low taxes and regulation, and highly focused public policy to keep the community competitive.

In 2008, Pasco County government and the Pasco Economic Development Council invited in the Urban Land Institute to critique the community’s economic development.  The result was a five year transformative program that has resulted in three regional awards for the County and an unusually high level of cooperation between public and private sector leadership.   

Pasco has a strong K-12 countywide school system, as well as a growing community college system with three modern campuses.  Other educational resources include Saint Leo University, one of the most innovative Catholic universities in the United States, and University of South Florida, which has emerged as a research and development powerhouse in the Southeastern United States.

Pasco County, Florida has an enviable mix of location, competitively-priced and available land, skilled workforce, supportive governmental leadership and valuable local business incentives. Pasco County is a “hot bed” for small business and entrepreneurial growth.

Notable Employers: Pall Aeropower, VLOC, Dais Analytic

For More Information call John Hagen at (813) 926-0827 x224.

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