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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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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.Explore Our Resources
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Innovation by Creative Design Award
The EDC of Sarasota County and Ringling College of Art and Design are pleased to collaborate for the Fifth Annual Ringling College Innovation by Creative Design Award. This award recognizes a business for an innovative product or service that demonstrates a creative design solution and has achieved market success. Entries are judged on the quality of their design process and evidence of market success and/or business impact. Qualifications for nominations are as follows:
- Self-nominations are welcome.
- Nominated organization must be a profit or nonprofit business or organization located in Sarasota County.
- A majority of revenues must come from outside Sarasota County.
- The specific product or service of the applicant must have been developed in the last five years.
- The product or service must be available in the marketplace and have demonstrated financial success.
- EDC board members/staff are not eligible for nomination.
- All application information must be verifiable and accurate.
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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.Become An Investor
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