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Thrive Here

Florida has a great climate for business and Sarasota County is an ideal place to locate and grow. 

Choose Sarasota County

It all comes down to choosing the right local community. Because this isn’t just where you work. It’s where you live. And it’s where you’ll be recruiting new employees and clients to work with you.

Please contact our team for more information regarding the following programs. 

Rapid Permitting

Ad Valorem Tax Exemption

Mobility Fee Mitigation

Special Meeting Incentive

Visit Sarasota County is pleased to partner with the EDC of Sarasota County to offer a special meeting cash incentive for targeted industries holding a conference or meeting in Sarasota County. The incentive is specifically designed to introduce first-time and re-introduce infrequent conferences/meetings to Sarasota County. Choose an incentive option based on the needs of your group. The Incentive amount distributed is based on the highest peak room night produced up to $3,750 in incentives, PLUS, industries within the following sectors will be awarded a $500 bonus.

VSC Meeting Sales Manager: Amanda Walker awalker@visitsarasota.org
VSC Director of Sales: Kelly M. Defebo, CMP kdefebo@visitsarasota.org


  • Operate in a Qualified Targeted Industry
  • Headquartered outside of Sarasota, Manatee & Charlotte Counties
  • Minimum 10 peak room nights

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Learn more about what we can do for you.

How Can We Help?

Contact our team to see how we can help you thrive in Sarasota County.

Contact The EDC

Incentives to Solve 3 Key Problems

  • Time
  • Cost
  • Uncertainty

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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