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 the County's Strategic and Comprehensive Plans.

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

  1. Primary Goals
  2. Driving Principles

Goal 1: Tell the Pasco Story

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

Goal 4: Grow Pasco’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’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.

Each of these goals have numerous objectives and strategies, countywide and by individual market areas, which provide the means of attaining their results.

This EDP is very comprehensive. It should be noted that there is considerable overlap between goals, objectives and strategies and that responsibility for the objectives/strategies involves a host of public and private stakeholders. 

Pasco Economic Development Plan (Adopted May 7, 2013) (PDF)

  1. Office of Economic Growth

    Physical Address
    8731 Citizens Drive
    New Port Richey, FL 34654

    Phone: 727-815-7092