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 economic development programs create the right environment for growth.
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.
$57,738 Avg. Salary
Key Technology Sectors
Hospitals and Physician Offices
Surgical Appliance and Supplies Manufacturing
$65,200 Avg. Salary
2,044 5-Year New Job Demand
Physicians and Surgeons
$236,300 Avg. Salary
169 5-Year New Job Demand
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
$54,500 Avg. Salary
107 5-Year New Job Demand
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Life Sciences News
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