Nominations are being accepted for the 2016 Pasco Economic Development Council Industry of the Year Awards.
Winners will be announced at the 30th annual Appreciation Banquet in September.
The awards recognize top companies in Pasco County that excel in technology, innovation, job creation, growth, capital investment and community involvement.
Nominees should be service, manufacturing or technology companies operating in Pasco County. Award categories are manufacturing, service/distribution, technology and nonprofits/others.
The awards will be separated into divisions based on number of employees. Evaluations are based on job creation, increased capital investment, and contributions to the community through civic involvement between January 2015 and June 2016.
Each year, more than 600 business and community leaders in Tampa Bay and Pasco County attend the awards banquet, including state legislators, county commissioners and city officials.
Awards were presented to eight companies in 2015, and the winners were The Laker/Lutz News; Applicant Insight; SAHM Co.; Big Storm Brewing Co.; Preferred Materials; Easy Business Software; Veterans Alternative Therapy; and Florida Hospital Zephyrhills.
All nominations for 2016 must be received by the Pasco EDC, via email at or fax (813) 926-0829, prior to the close of business April 29. All submissions will be reviewed by the Nomination Review Subcommittee and/or Pasco EDC staff to determine eligibility. For more information, visit PascoEDC.com.
Published March 9, 2016