Economic Development Plan

Today, Economic Development is truly about enhancing quality of life through:

  • Increasing per capita wages 
  • Workforce training 
  • Enhancing infrastructure 
  • Enhancing natural resources

Furthermore, Economic Development encompasses:

  • Business attraction
  • Business expansion
  • Business retention
  • Tourism
  • Community development
  • Workforce development
  • Environmental protection

The Pasco County Economic Development Plan (EDP) is a living document that serves as the primary tool for the implementation of the Stimulate Economic Growth element of Pasco County's Strategic and Comprehensive Plans.

The EDP identifies goals and implementation actions for Pasco County to pursue as it enacts business retention, expansion, and attraction efforts, supports a fiscally healthy government, realizes key development projects and makes Pasco County a premier place to live, work and play.

  1. Primary Goals
  2. Driving Principles

Goal 1: Tell the Pasco County Story

Pasco County will tell the story of its aspirations and achievements in a bold and creative way that draws positive regional, national, and international acclaim.

Goal 2: Encourage Continued Positive Growth

Pasco County will use its resources and authority to become one of the most competitive business environments in the Southeast United States.

Goal 3: Grow Businesses

Pasco County will relentlessly pursue new partnerships and alliances to create a robust, connected entrepreneurial culture.

Goal 4: Grow Pasco County's Workforce

Pasco will educate, train, and attract a top-notch workforce to support its employment base and propel targeted economic sectors.

Goal 5: Enhance Pasco County's Quality of Life

Pasco will create and maintain state of the art community services and facilities including education, recreation, cultural and tourism-related amenities while enhancing our environmental resources.

Contact Us | Office of Economic Growth
8731 Citizens Dr. Suite 350 | New Port Richey, FL 34654
David Engel Economic Growth Manager | dengel@pascocountyfl.net | 727-815-7092 x8274
Steve Smith Business Analyst | stsmith@pascocountyfl.net | 727-815-7092 x8829
Troy Jackson Program Manager | tjackson@pascocountyfl.net | 727-815-7092 x2350
Shelby Roberts | 
Project Coordinator II | sroberts@pascocountyfl.net | 727-815-7092 x7848