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Powerful economic development programs, a talented workforce, and international transportation make Sarasota County the place to be for the country’s fastest-growing industries.

Sarasota by the Numbers

#2 State for Business

– Chief Executive Magazine

#6 Best Performing US Cities

– Milken Institute

#1 City to Find a Job

– US News & World Report

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Tax structures, streamlined regulations, and top-ranked education make Sarasota County an ideal center of operations.

Creative Industries

The convergence of tech, art and entertainment. Sarasota County attracts people and companies who are actively creating innovative products and services that are changing our world—both now and in the future.

Financial/Professional Services

Sarasota County is home to nationally-ranked law firms and award-winning marketing agencies. Its large network and business incentives make it the right place to grow in the financial/professional sector.

“You only live once. I truly feel blessed to have found a place that is helping our company, my family and my employees to thrive while feeling you’re on vacation 365 days a year.”

– John Weller, Co-founder FloorForce.com

Life Sciences

A warm climate, exceptional workforce and easy access to markets make Sarasota County one of the top places in Florida to grow in Life Sciences. Over the years, over 2,000 companies have started, relocated or grown here on the Suncoast.

Manufacturing & Logistics

Over 450 manufacturing companies have made Sarasota County as their center of operations. With enough space to expand, qualified talent to employ, and transportation to any market in the world, Sarasota County is the right place to test, produce, and distribute products.


Sarasota County has spent the past decade building the right infrastructure to grow its InfoTech Sector.

Small Business Ecosystem

This resource is intended to guide companies through the landscape of business assistance that exists in Sarasota County. There are a myriad of organizations whose core missions are to help businesses grow through the provision of workforce assistance, consulting services, regulatory assistance, industry expertise, networking, financing and incentives.

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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