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Move Your Business Here

Sarasota County, Florida

We hear it all the time from executives and entrepreneurs: “I came to Sarasota County on vacation and didn’t want to leave – so I moved my business here.”

Sarasota County offers many of the attributes necessary for success in the global economy: superior schools, significant research and education facilities, high educational attainment and a regional workforce of more than 350,000. A modern infrastructure and moderate taxes contribute to the low cost of doing business here. What’s more, the community is increasingly recognized as a leader in innovative environmental management and sustainable living.In today’s technology environment, you can work from almost anywhere. Why not work where you really want to live?

Reasons to Move to Sarasota

  • No Personal Income Tax
  • Progressive Attitude Toward Business 
  • Educated, Skilled Workforce  
  • Friendly Regulatory Environment

Grow Your Business Here

The Economic Development Corpration of Sarasota County is committed to growing our base of existing industries. In order to do so we have put several tools in place to help your business expand.

Ad Valorem Tax Exemption   Sarasota County Economic Development Grants

Assistance with real estate options and permitting 

The EDC of Sarasota County is a partner of Grow FL, who provides tools to second stage growth companies. Through the program small growth oriented companies can receive strategic research and CEO mentoring.

Grow Fl

Start Your Business Here

Since its formation in the 1800s, Sarasota County has been a destination for entrepreneurs. From the Scots who founded America’s first golf course and a destination hotel for tourism in Sarasota, to the Potter-Palmers and Ringlings, local history and the community landscape bear the lasting imprints of entrepreneurial fervor.

     Nominations are now being accepted!

The EDC and Ringling College of Art Design are pleased to award Ringling College Creative Innovation by Design Award.  This award recognizes a business for an innovative product or service that demonstrates a creative design solution and has achieved market success.  

Click here for details and to nominate a business.  Self nominations are welcome.  Deadline for nominations is Friday, August 19, 2016.

*Companies of Board members are not eligible.

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