Manufacturing

Sarasota County is home to over 450 manufacturing companies producing everything from hurricane impact-resistant windows to insulated drinkware. With a long history of manufacturing incentives and the easy ability to ship worldwide, we're one of the first calls when it comes to relocating and growing a manufacturing business in Florida.

Manufacturing Critical Statistics

  • 450 Manufacturing Companies
  • $56,433 Average Salary
  • 2.7% 5-year history annual 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.

A Solid Base for Manufacturing

Florida is one of the nation’s top 10 states for manufacturing. Over 18,600 manufacturing companies employing over 321,000 people produce a range of goods to transport across the globe.

Sarasota County attracts many manufacturers. Its cost-competitive business market combined with international airports and the fastest-growing deepwater seaport in the state makes it one the best places to test, produce and distribute products. Over 450 manufacturing companies already call Sarasota County home.

Sarasota County-based Companies

Key Manufacturing Sectors

  • Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
  • Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
  • Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing

Key Jobs

Engineers
  • 1,587 Jobs
  • $80,600 Avg. Salary
  • 663 5-Year New Job Demand
Construction Trades
  • 364 Jobs
  • $36,500 Avg. Salary
  • 53 5-Year New Job Demand
Drafters, Engineering Techs, Mapping Techs
  • 206 Jobs
  • $52,200 Avg. Salary
  • 22 5-Year New Job Demand
Manufacturing Critical Statistics

  • 450 Manufacturing Companies
  • $56,433 Average Salary
  • 2.7% 5-year history annual 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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