Pasco Microloan Program

The Office of Economic Growth and the Pasco Economic Development Council established a community-based microloan fund that acts as a loan source for eligible Pasco County small businesses, including certain types of disadvantaged businesses who often have difficulties accessing credit, such as women-, minority-, veteran- and disabled-business owners.

Who can apply? Any business that is headquartered or plans to be headquartered in Pasco County. 

Please visit the About Microloans page for more information, or contact:

Dan MitchellDaniel Mitchell
SMARTstart Program Director

Email: dmitchell@pascoedc.com
Telephone: (352) 437-4861

Enterprise Florida



Florida's Microfinance Programs

The State of Florida Microfinance Act provides entrepreneurs and small businesses in Florida access to credit. Eligibility is limited to entrepreneur or small business borrowers with ≤ 25 employees and gross annual revenues of $1.5 million, or less, on average. Loan guarantees, made possible through Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) may only be provided on loans between $50,000 and $250,000, and a guarantee cannot exceed 50 percent of the total loan amount.

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity


Department of Economic Opportunity

The Department of Economic Opportunity also offers many programs to help small businesses
including loans, loan guarantees, tax credits and technical assistance.

Contact Us | Office of Economic Growth
8731 Citizens Dr. Suite 350 | New Port Richey, FL 34654
David Engel Economic Growth Director | dengel@pascocountyfl.net | 727-815-7092 x8274
Steve Smith Business Analyst | stsmith@pascocountyfl.net | 727-815-7092 x8829