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We’re here to help.

The Economic Development Corporation’s priority is to provide the most up-to-date, impactful business information available during these uncertain times. We understand that the COVID-19 Pandemic has put enormous strain on many of our local businesses. The EDC wants your business to endure minimal interruption and be back up and running as soon as possible. This website is updated daily, check back often for COVID-19 business resources.

Information for Employers and Employees

American Rescue Plan

$1.9 trillion economic stimulus bill passed by the 117th United States Congress.

Relief Act

The law includes over $300 billion in additional coronavirus aid for small businesses.

Reopening Sarasota County

As we begin the process of economic recovery, business leaders have a lot to consider.

“These are challenging times for businesses across the country and in our own community. Through the Coronavirus (COVID-19), and as always, the EDC is here to support our valued employers and employees.”

– Dave Bullock, President & CEO, EDC of Sarasota County


Find helpful information and resources available for Sarasota County employers to address COVID-19 challenges.


Find helpful information and resources available to workers in Sarasota County facing impacts from COVID-19.

Rent & Mortgage

Many people are struggling to cover their basic, but most important expenses; rent and mortgage. This page is meant to be a resource and help you find the answers you are looking for.

Other helpful links

Government websites, business associations and workplace guidelines all have valuable information for employers or employees looking for additional help.

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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