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Market Research

Sarasota County is a community made up of interesting industries, diverse communities and schools that produce world-class talent available to our employers. The EDC can you understand what it looks like for your business in Sarasota County and how your company compares to others, what kind of revenue you can expect, and even what’s a fair wage for your employees. The best decisions start with the best information. That’s why the EDC delivers customized, real-time, quality data to businesses. 

Sarasota County by the Numbers

#1 Best Place to Live in Florida

– U.S. News & World Report

#5 South’s Prettiest Cities

– Southern Living Magazine

#2 Best Food Cities

– Condé Nast Traveler

How Does Your Business Compare in Florida?

The Florida Power & Light Company provides comprehensive market analysis designed to help small businesses


Benchmark against the competition


Identify and map potential customers and suppliers


Map demographics, labor force and consumer expenditure data


Find the best places to advertise

Demographic Summary

Industry Snapshot

Occupation Snapshot

Sarasota County Business Resources

This searchable tool is intended to guide businesses through the landscape of assistance that exist in Sarasota County. There is a myriad of local organizations whose core missions are to help local businesses grow through the provision of workforce assistance, consulting services, regulatory assistance, industry expertise, networking, access to capital and more.

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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