Zephyrhills is actively engaged in a number of initiatives that encompass a two-fold economic development strategy. The first part of that vision includes a strong manufacturing/airport corridor where high paying jobs are created. The second part of the vision is a strong vibrant downtown where "community" can be enjoyed and the uniqueness of Zephyrhills can be showcased to locals and tourists alike. Working toward these goals are the Zephyrhills Economic Development Coalition (ZEDC), the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), the Zephyrhills Municipal Airport (ZMA), and Main Street Zephyrhills.
The Zephyrhills Economic Development Coalition is a strategic partnership formed by the Chamber of Commerce, the City of Zephyrhills, Pasco Economic Development Council and Main Street Zephyrhills. The ZEDC Steering Committee meets monthly to discuss strategies for existing business retention and expansion, attraction of new business, and to identify and further economic development initiatives in education, infrastructure, transportation and other for the greater Zephyrhills area.
Zephyrhills Economic Development Coalition
The Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) is an organization dedicated to creating a vibrant, revitalized central core district in Zephyrhills. The CRA was established in the early 1990's primarily for the purpose of improving 5th Avenue. The CRA set aside tax dollars for a specific purpose - improvement of downtown and surrounding City core districts. Currently it is trying to build community consensus and set priorities about how these dedicated funds should be spent going forward. The CRA has gathered some great ideas so far and looks forward to completing a plan of action sometime in 2011.
Zephyrhills Community Redevelopment Agency
813-780-0000 ext. 3535
Main Street Zephyrhills is an organization made up of business people, educators, government officials and private citizens dedicated to providing economic vitality through historic preservation, pride in the quality of life and a strong sense of community. Main Street Zephyrhills works to revitalize the downtown area through fund-raising events and also encourages people to shop downtown.
Main Street Zephyrhills
Zephyrhills Municipal Airport serves the area with full facilities for commercial and private pilots, alike. Among its features are a passenger terminal, 24-hour fuel, more than 5,000 feet of runways, aircraft rentals, flight instruction, aircraft repairs and hangar rentals.
Zephyrhills Municipal Airport
39450 South Ave.
"Our client list has more than doubled and our shop income grown considerably in the short 18 months that we have benn in business. We believe our strategic location in downtown Zephyrhills, our old-fashioned approach to business, and our awareness of our market has all contributed to our success - a success that may not have been duplicated in a different kind of town."
"They're real business-friendly here. The local banks have been very helpful; they want to help. Even the county's zoning and permitting has been OK. I think we're in an area that's easy to get to. We're not far from the Interstate 4 corridor, and, right now, land prices are a deal around here."
"The future of Zephyrhills is bright as it is part of an emerging "Super Region" consisting of the greater Tampa Bay area. It is connected to the global marketplace via the CSX Railroad, Interstate and Highway System, the local airport and the Port of Tampa."
Florida Hospital Zephyrhills: 1100
Florida Medical Clinic: 850
Nestle (Zephyrhills Bottled Water): 325
City of Zephyrhills: 180
Copeland Steel: 90
Area (5 mile radius): 54,000
Season (Fall/Winter)Population: 85,000
Median Age: 49 years old
Estimated Per Capita Income: $17,901
Estimated Home Cost: $107,323
Average Temperature: 71.4 degrees
Average Annual Precipitation: 58.8in
Building Department 813-780-0020
City Hall 813-780-0000
City Services (Water/Sewer/Garbage) 813-780-0015
County Courthouse (Dade City) 352-521-4111
Fire Dept (non-emergency) 813-780-0041
Municipal Airport 813-780-0030
Occupational Licenses 813-780-0020
Parks Department 813-780-0022
Police Dept (non-emergency) 813-780-0050
Public Library 813-780-0064/813-788-6375
Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce
38550 Fifth Avenue, Zephyrhills Florida 33542