Financial & Professional Services

Sarasota County attracts some of the nation’s best in the Financial/Professional Services sector. Nearly 7,500 companies represent this sector in Sarasota County, employing over 25,000 in Sarasota County and over 53,000 in the Suncoast region and we’re still growing.

Financial Services

The wealth concentrated in Sarasota County has made the financial services sector a strong part of the economy. The sector has rebounded strongly since the recession and today employs more than 9,000 people in financial services.

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Global Financial Private Capital is one of the largest investment funds in the Tampa Bay region with $5.7 billion in assets under management and over 160 employees.

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Community banks – Sabal Palm Bank, Englewood Bank & Trust.

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Regional bank – Bank of Tampa

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Professional Services

Companies providing professional and financial services employ 25,000+ people in Sarasota County. Here are just a few of the businesses that have relocated or grown here.

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Nationally-ranked law firms (U.S. News & World ReportShumaker Loop & Kendrick, Adams and Reese, Williams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen.

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Award-winning marketing firmsOn Ideas, atLarge, Clickbooth, Dealers United, AdRizer and FloorForce.

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FCCI Insurance is a property and casualty insurance company with $2.4 billion in assets.

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S-One Holdings is the parent company to eight brands and companies that offer everything from a crafters social network to inkjet printing.

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Sylint Group secures cyber networks and conducts data forensics for Fortune 500 companies.

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CSi Networks designs, installs and maintains computer networks.

Key Statistics

4,958 Companies

53,222 Jobs

$62,284 Avg. Salary

Industry Graduates

“It’s time to grow young creative talent with vibrant high-paying jobs in our county.”

–Patricia Courtois, Chief Client Officer, On Ideas agency

Key Sectors

Professional, Scientific and Technical Services

Insurance

Banking & Investments

Key Jobs

Financial Specialists

3,588 Jobs

$88,300 Avg. Salary

1,892 5-Year New Job Demand

Computer Occupations

2,515 Jobs

$76,200 Avg. Salary

1,161 5-Year New Job Demand

Business Operations Specialist

3910 Jobs

$63,500 Avg. Salary

2,196 5-Year New Job Demand

Sarasota County-based Companies

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.

Chairman’s Advisors