Invest in the EDC

The EDC is the only county-wide organization focused on business diversification. We are a public-private partnership supported by investment from leading businesses located in Sarasota County. Together, we're a catalyst for creating a vibrant economy that is both sustainable and globally competitive.

Economic Impact

  • $1.5B Annual Economic Impact
  • 1,123,500 Sq. Ft. Vacant or New Space Filled
  • 49 Incentivized Projects

EDC Investor Directory

The EDC of Sarasota County is a public-private partnership supported by investment from leading businesses located in Sarasota County.

Sarasota County At a Glance

  • #2 best state for business
  • #4 workforce training in the U.S.
  • 5th best tax climate for business in the U.S.

Build a Globally Competitive Economy

The EDC team works directly with entrepreneurs, business leaders and major corporations to make Sarasota County the place to do business in the state of Florida and the whole of the Southeastern region.

Your investment in the EDC is an investment in the future of Sarasota County

EDC’s Four Aspirational Goals

CAPTURE

Make Sarasota County the preferred choice for capturing the growth of existing and targeted industries and having engaged CEOs eager to promote Sarasota County’s business advantages.

COMPETE

Make Sarasota County known as having the strongest, most competitive business climate on Florida’s Gulf Coast.

COMMUNICATE

Make Sarasota County known throughout the state, nationally and internationally – not just as an outstanding place for tourism and retirement – but as the premier business address on the Florida Gulf Coast.

CONNECT

Lead a unified coalition of private and public investors and stakeholders in a determined, productive collaboration to achieve a diversified economy.

In Good Company

Our investors are leading businesses and individuals in Sarasota County.

Explore Our Investor Directory

Investor Levels and Benefits

Our multi-level investment program empowers any-size corporation or individual to make a lasting impact in Sarasota County.

Whatever level you choose, you’ll have access to investor-only events and the opportunity to position your company among the leaders of Sarasota County.

Become an Investor

Contact Kate Atkin, Investor Engagement Director, to begin.

Economic Impact

  • $1.5B Annual Economic Impact
  • 1,123,500 Sq. Ft. Vacant or New Space Filled
  • 49 Incentivized Projects

EDC Investor Directory

The EDC of Sarasota County is a public-private partnership supported by investment from leading businesses located in Sarasota County.

Sarasota County At a Glance

  • #2 best state for business
  • #4 workforce training in the U.S.
  • 5th best tax climate for business in the U.S.

Chairman’s Advisors

CareerSource Suncoast
Wells Fargo
University of South Florida
Gulf Coast Community Foundation
FCCI Insurance Group
Sarasota Bradenton International
Suntrust
S-one1
Sarasota Memorial Hospital
Schumaker
Schroeder Manatee Ranch
Ringling College
Premiero Community Bank
PNC Bank
PGT Innovations
Michael Saunders & Company
Lakewood Ranch Commercial
Herald Tribune
Florida Power & Electric
Comcast Business
CenterState Bank
Benderson Development
Bank of Tampa
Coldwell Banker
Baltimore Orioles
Onideas
Sarasota magazine
CareerEdge
Teco Peoples Gas