April 15, 2024

2012 Florida Economic Yearbook

Tampa Bay Economic Indicators

Art Levy | 4/10/2012

Pasco County

John Hagen
Hagen

John Hagen, president and CEO of the Pasco Economic Development Council, says he's seeing a boost in demand for office space "on the tail of Raymond James Financial's decision to expand at Wiregrass and create 750 jobs." Meanwhile, Odessa-based PharmaWorks, which manufactures machines that make blister packaging for pharmaceuticals, won the 2011 manufacturer of the year award from the Manufacturers Association of Florida. Also, Wells Fargo Bank and Bank of America have donated $10,000 each to the Pasco Economic Development Council's microloan fund to help small businesses.


Pasco Population: 491,892
Population Growth Rate (2008-12): 1.62%
Population by Age:
0-14 15-19 20-39 40-64 65+
17.50% 5.95% 21.66% 34.10% 20.79%
Per Capita Income: $32,361

Citrus County

John Siefert
EDC Executive Director John Siefert is pushing for a port.
The county is working toward creating the state's 15th port along a stretch of the old Cross Florida Barge Canal. A $100,000 port-feasibility study is under way and should be completed this year. The Florida Legislature has approved the concept of a port in Citrus. John Siefert, executive director of the Citrus County Economic Development Council, is excited about the possibilities. "As you look around the state and country, wherever there has been a port there has been economic results," Siefert says. "Jobs have been produced and companies have located there. My gut tells me a Citrus port will create between 200 and 400 substantial jobs."


Citrus Population: 149,002
Population Growth Rate (2008-12): 1.19%
Population by Age:
0-14 15-19 20-39 40-64 65+
12.58% 4.85% 15.26% 34.46% 32.85%
Per Capita Income: $34,460

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