Business Assistance

We offer many services to help businesses start, grow or relocate to Sarasota County.

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By the Numbers

5.5%

State Corporate Income Tax Rate

0%

Personal Income Tax Rate

#1 City

to Start a Small Business – Bizjournals

EDC_quote-iconThe EDC is critical in Sarasota County because its sole focus is to grow and diversify its local economy.- Dr. Larry Thompson, President, Ringling College of Art & Design

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