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Dewey Mitchell takes reins of PEDC board

LUTZ — Dewey Mitchell, owner of Prudential Tropical Real Estate and Prudential Commercial Real Estate FL, is the next chairman of the board for Pasco Economic Development Council.

“Dewey Mitchell comes from a family with deep roots in Pasco County,” John Hagen, President/CEO of PEDC, said in a press release.

“As a member of our Policy Council,” Hagen continued, “Dewey has been an important part of developing the plans that will drive future growth in Pasco County. We feel lucky to have him on board as our new chairman. 2014 is going to be a great year for Pasco.”

Mitchell has led one of the Suncoast’s primary real estate firms since 1984, and he maintains an active interest in the marketing of commercial, industrial, and mixed-use properties in Tampa Bay.

Mitchell is no stranger to the PEDC. He has spent several years on its board of directors and policy council.

“Over the last three years Pasco has stepped up to the plate and become a significant regional player,” Mitchell said in a press release. “There are several exciting things in the works for 2014, and I am looking forward to serving as chairman of the board for PEDC.”

In addition, Mitchell is on the board of trustees for BayCare Health Systems and Saint Leo University. He also sits on the board of directors for Morton Plant Mease Hospital.

He is a former chairman of the Tampa Bay Partnership and was on its transportation committee.

During the past year, PEDC helped create 627 jobs, helped find tenants for 388,227 square feet of commercial space and secured $43,276,580 in capital investment, according to Hagen.

In 2013 PEDC assisted in the location and expansion of several companies, including manufacturers Pall Aeropower Corp. and Adams Arms, and technology companies like MB2x, InvestCloud, Retail Process Engineering LLC, and Communication Concepts.

Companies looking for room to grow should contact PEDC for help at (813) 926-0827 or go online to

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