Contribute to the SMARTstart Pasco Microloan Fund

In January 2012 Pasco EDC created the Pasco Microloan Loan fund. This revolving loan fund makes small business loans possible for multiple Pasco County entrepreneurs. When loans are paid back, with monthly payments or paid-off in full, the funds are then made available for other small business applicants.

Since establishing the Pasco Microloan there have been 61 loans funded totaling $1,844,400. These loans have helped young companies create or retain 377 jobs. The total capitalization ($1,289,000) is very close to being revolved and 27 loans have already been paid off, one replaced by conventional financing.

Pasco County Commissioners helped to capitalize the fund with $765,000—including $665,000 made available from the Penny for Pasco Jobs and Economic Opportunities Trust Fund since 2016—and an additional $534,000 has been raised from private sources, including Pasco EDC funds.  Pasco EDC is continuing to work to increase private donations to match the County funds and offer funding for growing Pasco companies.  Other Microloan Loan donors since inception include:

  • Bank of America - $10,000
  • Pasco County - $765,000
  • Pasco EDC - $205,000
  • Rubber Resources - $1,000
  • Santander - $10,000
  • Saint Leo University - $50,000
  • SouthState Bank - $40,000
  • Suncoast Credit Union - $10,000
  • SunTrust Foundation - $15,000
  • Tim Tangredi - $10,000
  • Wells Fargo - $183,000

With a goal to close 5 loans in 2021 and an average loan size of $30,507 we can go through the available funds very quickly, so the Pasco EDC Microloan Committee has committed to raise $25,000 in 2021.

Won’t you write a check today to help make this happen?

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Thank you to the organizations and people who have supported the SMARTstart Microloan Fund through their generous contributions

Pasco County, FloridaPasco Economic Development CouncilWells FargoSaint Leo University SunTrust Foundation Bank of AmericaSuncoast Credit UnionTim & Patricia TangrediRubber Resources

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Contribute to the Microloan Fund
Daniel Mitchell
SMARTstart Program Director

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Telephone: (352) 437-4861
Upcoming Events...

June 30, 2022
Subcontracting & Teaming - SBDC

Date & Time:  Thursday,  June 30, 2022
                              (10:00 am – 11:00 am)
Location: Online 
Registration: No Cost 

For many small businesses, entry into government contracting will or should begin as a subcontractor. This webinar will provide the small business owner with an understanding of the overall subcontracting process, including the format for a Subcontract and Teaming agreement, how to protect your company during the relationship and the overall benefits of subcontracting. This seminar will also provide the suggested rules of engagement and the contractual relationship between prime contractor, subcontractor and the government, for small businesses in the Tampa Bay region.

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July 6, 2022
Pasco EDC Brown Bag Lunch & Learn

Purpose:   The Pasco EDC Brown Bag Lunch & Learn is an open invitation to anyone interested in hearing more about the Pasco EDC and the programs and services we offer.  Bring your lunch and come and discover what your local Economic Development Council is charged with executing.


Time:  11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Virtual
No cost

Lunch & Learns will be provided Online until further notice.

Online via Zoom Meeting: (log in instructions will be e-mailed to registered participants 2 days prior to workshop)

If you do not have Zoom see download instructions HERE.  If you need more information about using Zoom visit their Help Center.

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Location address:

Pasco EDC Headquarters, 16506 Pointe Village Drive, Suite 101, Lutz, FL 33558
West Pasco Entrepreneur Center, 4532 US Highway 19, First Floor, New Port Richey, FL  34652
East Pasco Entrepreneur Center, 15029 14th Street, Dade City, FL  33525
SMARTstart Grove Entrepreneur Center, 6013 Wesley Grove Blvd, Ste 202, Wesley Chapel, FL 33544


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July 6, 2022
Building Your Business’ Bankability with Gilene Janvier - West Pasco

Speaker: Gilene Janvier, Suncoast Credit Union

Date & Time:  Wednesday, July 6, 2022 (12:00 pm – 1:00 pm)
Location: SMARTstart West Pasco Entrepreneur Center
Registration: FREE

Learn strategies and what it takes to build business credit, take advantage of cash flow tools, and learn the ins and outs of business banking.

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