MISSION To grow, diversify, and sustain the economy of Sarasota County while enhancing our unique, natural and cultural environment.
DESCRIPTION The EDC of Sarasota County is a non-profit organization whose mission is to grow, diversify and sustain the economy of Sarasota County while enhancing our unique natural and cultural environment. In existence since 2004, the public-private organization works to help companies expand and establish here to create new, well-paying jobs; contribute to the local tax base; and reduce vulnerability to external shocks that can undermine our community’s long-term economic health.
SERVICES/PROGRAMS The Economic Development Corporation acts as a concierge to assists new and existing businesses by providing confidential project management, rapid permitting, building/site review, market research, connections to workforce assistance, and more. Our goal is to save you time, cost and uncertainty. The EDC is available to assist companies of all sizes and scope. All EDC services are free of charge.
• Market intelligence
• Building and Site Review
• Market Research
• Confidential Project Management
• Community introductions
• Labor Market Research
Sarasota County Incentive Programs • Ad Valorem Tax Exemption
• Mobility Fee Mitigation
• Rapid Permitting Program (SMART)