About Sarasota EDC
The Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County is a team of engaged public and private leaders committed to being the catalyst for a sustainable, globally competitive, vibrant economy.
A Catalyst for Economic Possibilities
We connect entrepreneurs, business leaders and major corporations to new and existing development opportunities. Whether it’s for expanding an existing enterprise or relocating a business to Sarasota County, we can help.Get Started
To be the organization that is the catalyst for creating a vibrant economy that is sustainable and competitive globally.
To grow, diversify and sustain the economy of Sarasota County while enhancing our unique natural and cultural environment.
The EDC embraces innovative thinking and processes within the organization and supports innovations in the business community.
The EDC is responsible to its stakeholders, maintains commitments and is an excellent steward of resources.
The EDC fosters and promotes partnerships within the community to meet the common good.
President & CEO
(941) 309-1200 x100
James J. Rossio
Accounting & Office Operations Manager
(941) 309-1200 ext. 108
Director, Investor Engagement
(941) 309-1200 ext. 102
Assistant to the President
(941) 309-1200 ext. 103
VP, Business Development Services
(941) 309-1200 ext. 101
Director, Business Development Services
(941) 309-1200 ext. 105
Executive Assistant, Business Development Services
(941) 309-1200 ext. 106
As Sarasota County’s largest employer, we are proud to support the EDC and serve as an economic engine for the region.
Board of Directors
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