Resources for Market Research

Florida Virtual Entrepreneur Center

Florida Virtual Entrepreneur CenterThe Pasco County Virtual Entrepreneur Center is a free web portal in partnership with the Pasco County Economic Development Council and is designed to connect entrepreneurs with business support organizations, programs and service providers who can support their new or growing business.

Powered By: The Florida High Tech Corridor Council and Florida Virtual Entrepreneur Center

Pasco County Library System

The Pasco County Library System provides free access to a number of market research databases to those with a Pasco County library card. 

Demographics Now

Access a demographic report on any geography – or compare multiple geographies – for information including income, housing, race, age, education, retail spending, consumer expenditures, businesses and more.  Your Pasco County library card number will serve as your password to access this database.

Pasco County Libraries Online Databases > Business & Career > Demographics Now Library Edition

A to Z Databases

A to Z Databases is the premier reference and marketing database used by libraries, academic, and government institutions throughout the U.S. This simple, user-friendly, web-based solution provides details on businesses and households within the U.S. Over 30 million businesses and executives are included in the database, 220 million residences, new movers, new homeowners, new businesses, and more, all sortable and downloadable.  Your Pasco County library card number will serve as your password to access this database.

Pasco County Libraries Online Databases > Business & Career > A to Z Databases


Sizeup provides business and industry analysis, competitive intelligence, demographic analysis, and advertising analysis. Business analysis includes revenue, number of employees, cost effectiveness, revenue per capita, turnover, etc. and how your business compares with others.  No login/library card required.

Pasco County Libraries Online Databases > Business & Career > Sizeup

Small Business Resource Center

Perfect for the small business start up, this resource center has compiled dozens of books, websites, magazines and journals, forecasts, etc. covering business planning, funding, starting, and managing a small business. Your Pasco County library card number will serve as your password to access this database.

Pasco County Libraries Online Databases > Business & Career > Small Business Resource Center

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Drawing on data from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Occupational Outlook Handbook can help find information on job duties, education and training, pay, and forecasts for hundreds of occupations.  No library card needed.

Pasco County Libraries Online Databases > Business & Career > Occupational Outlook Handbook

Connect with the PEN partners that can assist you with market research:

Pasco Economic Development CouncilPasco County LibrariesNew Port Richey Public LibrarySmall Business Development Center at USFPasco-Hernando SCOREZephyrhills Public Library

Upcoming Events...

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)

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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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July 7, 2022
What You Need to Know to Start a Business - SBDC

Date & Time:  Thursday,  July 7, 2022
                              (10:00 am – 11:00 am)
Location: Online 
Registration: No Cost 

You've got the idea. Now you need to know how to get on your way. From how to determine feasibility and legal structures to the types of licenses you'll need, this class covers all the essentials that will help you get started.

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