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Business Damage Assessment Survey

  Dear Sarasota County EDC Board Members, Investors, Community Partners, and Friends, We hope you and your families are safe during these challenging times. In response to Hurricane Ian, the […]

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Sarasota County Business Tax Renewal Due Sept 30th

Sarasota County Tax Collector Barbara Ford-Coates reminds all business owners that the 2022-2023 Sarasota County Business Tax is due by Friday, September 30th. The county business tax is required if […]

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Sarasota’s Luxury Design House BSWANKY Named Finalist in Design Excellence Awards Competition

BSWANKY’s Casey Petite Kaleidoscope bag has been named a finalist in the International Industry Authority, Accessories Council’s, Design Excellence Awards Competition. Founder of BSWANKY, Gretchen Bauer,  is the artist and […]

JMX Brands

JMX Brands Celebrates National Growth

If you’re searching for beautifully handcrafted goods for your home or office, look no further than the products made by JMX Brands, a nationally-recognized, specialty ecommerce retailer headquartered in Sarasota […]

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Icard Merrill’s Steve Greenberg Announces Retirement

Icard Merrill Shareholder and Real Estate Attorney Steven Greenberg has announced his retirement from the practice of law. Greenberg joined the firm in May of 1994 and has been board […]

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Growing in Sarasota County: Scentsational Soaps & Candles

When purchasing your weekly haul of fresh produce, meats, cheeses and delicious baked goods from Detweiler’s Farm Market in Venice, a delightful aroma may catch your attention. You will discover […]

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Suncoast Region Named 2022 All-America City Award Winner

The Suncoast Region, encompassing Charlotte, DeSoto, Manatee and Sarasota counties, has been recognized as one of 10 All-America City Award winners. The National Civic League, along with co-convener the Campaign […]

MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Opens Branch in Sarasota

MIDFLORIDA Credit Union has announced the opening of its Sarasota branch located at 544 S. Washington Blvd., Sarasota, FL. This location opened on May 23. “As we continue to expand […]

Finalists for the 2022 Sterling Manufacturing Business Excellence Awards Announced

The Sterling Council and FloridaMakes announced today the 23 manufacturing companies in a field of over 160 nominees who have been named as finalists for the Sterling Manufacturing Business Excellence […]


Intertape Polymer Group Inc. (“IPG”) Enters into Arrangement Agreement to be Acquired by Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. in a US $2.6 Billion Transaction

• IPG shareholders to receive CDN$40.50 per share in cash • Transaction provides immediate liquidity and certainty of value to IPG shareholders at a substantial premium of approximately 66% to […]

Thrive Acquires SouthTech to Continue Florida Expansion

Acquisition of Sarasota, Florida-based technology provider will continue to propel Thrive’s NextGen Cloud & Cybersecurity Managed Services in the Florida market Thrive, a premier provider of NextGen Managed Services, announces […]

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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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