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Craig Richard
President & CEO

(813) 518-2620

Plant City Economic Development Corporation

The Plant City Economic Development Corporation (PCEDC) is a public-private, non-profit organization with approximately 40 member companies. The PCEDC’s primary role is to help create jobs and capital investment by attracting new companies as well as facilitating the expansion of existing companies in the Plant City area.

Jake Austin

After six years as a Staff Sergeant for the United States Air Force, Jake Austin attended Western Kentucky University. With experience working for both the State of Kentucky and the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce, Austin moved to Florida to continue his career in economic development. He joined the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation in 2012 as a Project Manager and, in 2014, was promoted to the Director of Business Retention and Expansion. In the last year, the department announced 12 expansion projects, representing over 3,200 jobs and $170M in capital investment.

Jake Austin
President and CEO