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Welcome to 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 by the numbers

72˚F

Avg. Temperature

35 miles

Of Beachfront

0%

Personal Income Tax

#1 City

To Launch a Small Business

Industries

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

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Expand Your Business

The EDC helps Sarasota County businesses expand their operations with custom-fit services free of charge.

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Relocate to Sarasota County

Quality of life, access to markets, and a qualified workforce are just the beginning. We're a dynamic business center in a coastal paradise.

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Tools & Resources

The EDC gives businesses the resources they need to create new possibilities. Get up-to-date information on available properties in Sarasota County as well as helpful publications and opportunities to grow your network.

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In The News

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Business and Show Business Emerges in Sarasota County
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Sarasota County EDC Tacks to New Opportunities in 2019
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Events

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Board of Directors Meeting Feb 2019

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Governance Committee Meeting Feb 2019

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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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How the EDC helped BSwanky grow
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How the EDC helped BSwanky grow

EDC_quote-iconYou only live once. I truly feel blessed to have found a place that is helping our company, my family and my employees to thrive while feeling you’re on vacation 365 days a year.- John Weller, Co-founder FloorForce.com

Explore the Possibilities

Property Search

Search available properties to find the right location for you and your business.

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Top Employers

See the companies forming the economic base for our dynamic county.

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Workforce Development

Learn how we're continuing to grow our qualified workforce on the Suncoast.

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Chairman’s Advisors

CareerSource Suncoast
Wells Fargo
University of South Florida
Gulf Coast Community Foundation
FCCI Insurance Group
Sarasota Bradenton International
Suntrust
S-one1
Sarasota Memorial Hospital
Schumaker
Schroeder Manatee Ranch
Ringling College
Premiero Community Bank
PNC Bank
PGT Windows
Michael Saunders & Company
Lakewood Ranch Commercial
Herald Tribune
Florida Power & Electric
Comcast Business
CenterState Bank
Benderson Development
Bank of Tampa
Coldwell Banker
Baltimore Orioles
Onideas
Sarasota magazine
CareerEdge
Teco Peoples Gas