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EDC Update – August 2019

Highlights for the third quarter include: Supporting the creation of Sun Hydraulics’ new Center of Excellence which includes their Global RAD Labs, Technology Engineering, Systems Engineering, Sales and Administrative functions. […]

Teakdecking Systems hires new President

Teakdecking Systems (TDS) announces the hiring of Richard Strauss as President of the organization, starting in August. Richard has many years of experience in the marine industry, which includes four […]

EarthBalance and StrataPT named in 50 Florida Companies to Watch!

GrowFL has announced the 50 statewide companies expected to see significant growth over the next several years. These 50 companies were selected from more than 500 nominees for Florida Companies […]

Ringling Innovation Award winners show the need for creative thinking

Published in the Herald-Tribune 07-15-19 “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” — Steve Jobs Steve Jobs forged Apple with that belief, and dynamic entrepreneurs throughout Sarasota County do […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces $40 million Available through Florida Job Growth Grant Fund

On June 29th, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) and Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) are accepting economic development project proposals for the Florida Job Growth […]

Go Topless! B the Difference with the Jeepin’ Divas!

Don’t hesitate to go topless (on your jeep, of course) at BSWANKY and the Jeepin ’Diva’s Jeep Jamboree! BSWANKY is so excited to be co-hosting this event with the Jeepin’ […]

EDC Update – June 2019

Highlights for the second quarter (January 2019 – March 2019) include: $3.6 million Florida Job Growth Fund grant approved and received by State College of Florida for the Center for […]

Six Florida Manufacturers Recognized with 2019 Florida Sterling Manufacturing Business Excellence Awards

Six Florida companies received statewide recognition as the 2019 winners of the third annual Florida Sterling Manufacturing Business Excellence Awards including one Sarasota County company winning and two others placing […]

Florida Funders and Bridge Angel Investors Close $1.025 Million Investment for VuPulse

Florida Funders, along with Sarasota-based Bridge Angel Investors, today announced the closing of a Series A Preferred round for VuPulse totaling $1.025 million. Florida Funders invested $840,000 and Bridge Angel […]

Business and Show Business Emerges in Sarasota County

Originally Published in The Herald-Tribune. On 10-08-18 Media savvy businesses know that “show business’ is a big part of their success. If businesses cannot “show” who they are, what they […]

Sarasota County EDC Tacks to New Opportunities in 2019

This article was originally published by The Herald-Tribune. On 12-03-18 Just as an experienced helmsman is constantly assessing wind and weather conditions, trimming sails and tacking for maximum speed, the […]

Sarasota County Tech Companies Breaking Out

This article was originally published by The Herald-Tribune. On 08-13-18 Often overlooked by the booming amount of tourism and construction in Sarasota County is the fact that we are a […]

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