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Transportation & Logistics

Growing and for good reason! Florida is booming and so is Sarasota County’s transportation, warehousing and logistics industries. The movement of goods has never been busier. Are you wondering what’s made here? Check out our manufacturers

Growing Rapidly

Florida is one of the nation’s fastest growing states. With more homes and more businesses, transportation and logistics are more important that ever. Sarasota County is located only three hours from Miami, two hours from Orlando, and four hours from Jacksonville.

Seaport Manatee is just next door and is the closest deepwater port to the Panama Canal. Just a little more North, Port Tampa Bay handles almost every imaginable commodity from any corner of the world. Port Tampa Bay offers expertise in three areas of cargo activity: bulk cargo, containerized cargo, and other general cargo including project cargo, roll on/roll off and breakbulk.

Sarasota County is a cost-competitive business market combined with the world’s fastest-growing airports makes it one the best places to test, produce and distribute products. 

Key Statistics

462 Companies

9,678 Jobs

$44,465 Average Salary

294 Industry Graduates

Key Logistics Sectors

Supply Chain

Freight Transportation

Trucking

Meet MyUS.com

MyUS.com is an international shipping company that exports e-commerce goods from the US to millions of customers around the world. Founded in 1997 and headquartered in Sarasota, MyUS.com employs hundreds of team members in warehouse operations, export compliance, information technology, and other essential roles.

Key Jobs

Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers

1,177 Jobs

$41,500 Avg. Salary

148 5-Year New Job Demand

Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand

1,294 Jobs

$32,500 Avg. Salary

148 5-Year New Job Demand

Light Truck Drivers

834 Jobs

$48,100 Avg. Salary

121 5-Year New Job Demand

Travel Times (Highway)

Discover the amount of drive time it takes to reach popular destinations from Sarasota County.

US Highways

Sarasota County has access to major US highways, including I-75, a major corridor to the Interstate system.

Seaports

When moving goods, it’s important to understand the port facilities available. Port Manatee and Port Tampa Bay provide direct access to Mexico and the Panama Canal and beyond.

Ports & Panama

Just under 25 miles from the center of Sarasota County is one of Florida’s largest and fastest growing deepwater seaports, Seaport Manatee.

Tampa International Airport (TIA) Direct Flights

Tampa International Airport offers direct flights to all major U.S. cities coast to coast, and a number of international cities such as London, Toronto, Frankfurt, Zurich and Montreal, among others.

Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) Direct Flights

Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport has direct flights to all major East Coast cities, including New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Charlotte, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Detroit and Toronto. Denver and Dallas are also offered.

Sarasota County-based Companies

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.

Manufacturing News

Chair’s Advisors

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