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Pasco County, FL: A ‘Natural Fit’ For Manufacturing

Pasco County, FL is the eighth fastest-growing county in the United States. Companies are locating to Pasco for expansion sites strategically located along major transportation corridors, providing access to consumer markets, skilled workforce, and vibrant communities.

The location provides easy access to the Tampa Bay region, which features Tampa International Airport—the No. 1 large airport in customer satisfaction for the second consecutive year—as well as Port Tampa Bay, Florida’s largest seaport and the closest U.S. deep-water port to the Panama Canal.

Pasco Economic Development Council
Bauducco Project announcement at the Pasco Board of County Commissioners meeting with representatives from City of Zephyrhills, Pasco Economic Development Council, and FloridaCommerce. (Photo: Pasco Economic Development Council)

 

Pasco County has more than 2,200 evaluated acres of land available for industrial development through its Ready Sites Program, and for those looking to locate rather quickly, there is more than 700,000 square feet of speculative space available for anything from Class A Office to Class A Industrial Flex facilities.

The Pasco Ready Sites Program assesses, evaluates, and certifies large tracts of land to prepare properties for industrial development.

The program has seen great success through the sale of 68 acres for an Amazon Robotic Sortation Center at an impressive 517,000 square feet. And, most recently, Bauducco Foods, a Brazil-based food manufacturer, purchased 72 acres on the Zephyrhills Airport Industrial Park Ready Site and will create 600 jobs and invest $233 million.

“Due to the business-friendly environment and the support and professionalism we received from the business development teams in the state, county and the city, as well as the great location, we decided to make Zephyrhills our new and main production hub for the USA market.”

— Stefano Mozzi, CEO, Bauducco USA

“Bauducco chose Pasco County after a long and very detailed analysis in which more than seven states and over 10 counties around the country were reviewed and studied,” said Stefano Mozzi, CEO of Bauducco USA. “Due to the business-friendly environment and the support and professionalism we received from the business development teams in the state, county and the city, as well as the great location, we decided to make Zephyrhills our new and main production hub for the USA market.”

In 2022, Gary Plastic Packaging Corp. announced relocating its corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility from New York City to Pasco County, FL. The company moved into the North Pasco Corporate Center speculative building and created more than 500 new jobs.

Richard Hellinger, President of Gary Plastic, said it was a pleasure working with the Pasco EDC.

“They were extremely helpful from the minute we connected,” Hellinger said. “Given The Corporate Center’s location, and its opportunity for efficient growth, Pasco County was a natural fit for Gary Plastic’s new manufacturing facility.”

Pasco County features a pro-business government leadership in a right-to-work state with local incentives, low operating costs, and no personal state income tax.

Local governments offer customized incentive packages in support of sustained business growth. Savings and benefits are available to companies creating high wage jobs; making capital investments in site development for new facilities; retrofitting existing buildings, new machinery, and workforce training grants.

Pasco County’s strategic location, pro-business government, and existing business landscape make it the perfect location to START, MOVE, and GROW your business.

For more information, visit pascoedc.com.

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