|Pasco County, Florida — Nominations are being accepted for the 2014 Pasco Economic Development Council Industry of the Year Awards to be presented at its 28th Annual Appreciation Banquet. Each year, Pasco EDC evaluates and nominates top companies in Pasco County for their technology, innovation, job creation, growth, and capital investment in the area. They also measure companies’ involvement in community activities. All finalists are interviewed on a range of different topics from capital investments and company growth, market and technology innovation to leadership and involvement in industry and community organizations.
Nominees for the Industry of the Year Awards should be “for profit” service, manufacturing, or technology industries operating in Pasco County (municipalities or affiliates are excluded). The awards will be separated into divisions based on number of employees, and previous winners of the past five years are not eligible. Nominees are evaluated based on job creation, increased capital investment and for contributions to the community through civic involvement between the period of January 2013 and June 2014.
The Industry Awards are presented for the following categories:
Pasco EDC has been attracting businesses and creating jobs in Pasco County for nearly three decades. The Annual Appreciation Banquet held at Saddlebrook Resort in Wesley Chapel, Florida, is regarded as the premier business event in Pasco County. Each year the banquet is attended by over 600 business and community leaders in Tampa Bay and Pasco County, including State legislators, county commissioners and city officials.