On Ideas Earns WebAward for the Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County Website

On Ideas, a creative marketing firm, was presented a 2019 WebAward for Outstanding Achievement in Web Development by the Web Marketing Association. The firm earned the award for the redesign […]

Workforce attractions efforts paying off, and there is more coming

By Mark Huey appeared in Herald-Tribune 09-09-19 It’s well-known that Sarasota County, like most all communities in the country, is challenged by a workforce shortage in most sectors. With an […]

Cross College Alliance to Host Inaugural Social Entrepreneurship Conference

What started as a class project by two New College of Florida students has blossomed into the region’s inaugural Social Entrepreneurship Conference, bringing together four colleges, business partners and mentors […]

Women in Business Conference

SCORE Port Charlotte and our partners, the City of North Port, Achieva Credit Union and the North Port Area Chamber of Commerce, announce the Women in Business: Challenges and Opportunities […]

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 […]

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