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Discover Sarasota County

Pristine white sand beaches, world-class cultural institutions and unique communities make Sarasota County, Florida the perfect place for those pursuing the best in business, and the best in life.


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EDC of Sarasota County

Whether you are relocating a headquarters or growing a company on the Suncoast, our team connects you with the opportunities to thrive in a place you love.

Sarasota County by the numbers


Avg. Temperature

35 Miles

Of Beachfront


Personal Income Tax

#1 City

To Launch a Small Business

Our Industries

Through powerful economic development programs and an expanding workforce, Sarasota County continues to be a great place for some of the nation’s fastest-growing industries.


Over 32,000 companies call Sarasota County home.

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Creative Industries

Built on a solid infrastructure.

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Financial/Professional Services

At the forefront of innovation.

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Corporate Headquarters

Exceptional climate and workforce.

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Top local and state Economic Development programs.

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Life Sciences

The nation’s best are already here.

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    Sarasota County Business Resources

    This searchable tool is intended to guide businesses through the landscape of assistance that exist in Sarasota County. There is a myriad of local organizations whose core missions are to help local businesses grow through the provision of workforce assistance, consulting services, regulatory assistance, industry expertise, networking, access to capital and more.

    Small Business Ecosystem

    Invest in Sarasota County

    The EDC of Sarasota County diversifies our local economy and helps create jobs for Floridians. Investing in the EDC empowers us to grow our economy and attract more business to our region.

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