Every year the Pasco Economic Development Council (Pasco EDC) wraps up the year by honoring Pasco County companies who have shown exceptional growth by capital investment and employees, innovation in technology, and good corporate citizenship in their communities. “These companies are thriving in Pasco County, they continue to grow and create jobs, and invest in their community,” said Bill Cronin, Pasco EDC, President/CEO. “Some of the finalists this year have invested hundreds of thousands of dollars and some even millions, while creating new jobs and positions for our workforce. Investment like that is huge for small businesses, congratulations to all of our finalists this year, they deserve it.” All nominees were interviewed and scored by the Pasco EDC Annual Awards Committee, which is made up of Pasco County business professionals. The 14 finalists below excelled in all of these categories and the Pasco EDC would like to congratulate and thank them for their continuing contribution to the economic growth and development of Pasco County. AdventHealth Wesley Chapel Airprompt AC/Electric American Consulting Engineers of Florida, LLC Architectural Signage & Printing Bay Tech Industries, Inc. Connected Cities Design & Construction Innovations Gulfside Healthcare Services Hudson Bowling Supply, Inc. Medical Center of Trinity Millian-Aire Enterprises Corp. The Point Distillery Trxade Group, Inc. Welbilt All finalists will be honored, and winners announced, at the Pasco EDC 33rd Annual Awards and Trade Show on Thursday, September 5, at Saddlebrook Resort and Spa. After the awards celebration, the festivities will continue with a Trade Show and dinner, featuring approximately 50 exhibitors from businesses throughout Pasco County. This event is regarded as Pasco County's premier business event, attracting over 600 business and community leaders in Tampa Bay and Pasco County, including State legislators, county commissioners and city officials.