Formed in 1987, the Pasco Economic Development Council (Pasco EDC) is the lead economic development organization dedicated to the overall growth and prosperity of Pasco County through the development of a sustainable and diversified economy. Pasco EDC is a private, non-profit organization that promotes countywide economic development and continues to be a strong partnership funded by corporate and public investors focused on the economic vitality of Pasco County.
Pasco EDC is committed to positive growth to make Pasco County a great place to live and work. You won’t find a more supportive county in which to do business.
GROW Pasco is an engaging and empowering event. Equip yourself and your business at any of the 15 breakout sessions, led by some of the best business minds in the area.
Keynote Speaker: Colonel Jay Powers
Jay Powers is a 26-year Army veteran who retired in 2022 as a Green Beret colonel leading in the Joint Special Operations community. He has extensive leadership, operations, and planning experience from working in a myriad of cross functional teams dealing with exceptionally complex interagency and international security problems.
After the Army Jay began consulting, coaching, teaching, and speaking on leadership. He teaches leadership at the University of South Florida Office of Corporate Training and Professional Education and is the Chief Operating Officer for the Tampa Bay Wave. Tampa Bay Wave is a non-profit organization recognized as Florida’s #1 accelerator with over $800M raised by the companies they support and 4,500+ jobs created by helping technology-focused founders realize their personal, strategic, or philanthropic goals.