Business Assistance

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

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By the Numbers


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#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
Sarasota Memorial Hospital
Schroeder Manatee Ranch
Ringling College
Premiero Community Bank
PNC Bank
PGT Innovations
Michael Saunders & Company
Lakewood Ranch Commercial
Herald Tribune
Florida Power & Electric
Comcast Business
CenterState Bank
Benderson Development
Bank of Tampa
Coldwell Banker
Baltimore Orioles
Sarasota magazine
Teco Peoples Gas