Life Sciences

Sarasota County is an ideal location for building the next generation of scientific capabilities. The warm climate and exceptional institutions attract a stable workforce, and our incentives create the right environment for growth

Life Sciences Critical Statistics

  • 2,102 Companies
  • 35,286 Jobs
  • $57,738 Avg. Salary
  • 0.036% 5-year history growth rate (2012-2017)

How Can We Help?

Contact Destin Wells, VP of Business Development, to see how we can help you thrive in Sarasota County.

The Right Environment is Everything

Florida is at the forefront of the life sciences industry. It has the fifth-largest biotech R&D industry, the second-largest device manufacturing industry, as well as the second-largest pharmaceuticals manufacturing industry.

In sum, Sarasota County has the right environment and a qualified workforce to attract the nation’s best. Located on Florida’s west coast, Sarasota County offers access to all these state benefits and then some.

  • Transportation Hub – Sarasota County has five commercial airports within two hours. We’re also just 25 miles from one of the largest and fastest-growing deepwater seaports, Port Manatee.
  • Cost-competitive, and business-friendly – Sarasota County offers additional sales and use tax exemptions for companies in the life sciences industry.
  • Quality of Life – Sarasota County is frankly, a beautiful place to live. There’s a reason people call it paradise. To learn more about why our county is an attractive place to live for so many, click here to explore.

Key Sectors

  • Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • Hospitals and Physician Offices
  • Surgical Appliance and Supplies Manufacturing

Sarasota County-based Companies

Key Jobs

Registered Nurses
  • 5,305 Jobs
  • $65,200 Avg. Salary
  • 2,044 5-Year New Job Demand
Physicians and Surgeons
  • 704 Jobs
  • $236,300 Avg. Salary
  • 169 5-Year New Job Demand
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
  • 258 Jobs
  • $54,500 Avg. Salary
  • 107 5-Year New Job Demand
Life Sciences Critical Statistics

  • 2,102 Companies
  • 35,286 Jobs
  • $57,738 Avg. Salary
  • 0.036% 5-year history growth rate (2012-2017)

How Can We Help?

Contact Destin Wells, VP of Business Development, to see how we can help you thrive in Sarasota County.

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