Business-focused collateral as well as up-to-date reports and stories about Sarasota County.

Media Relations

Media/Press inquiries or to inquire about speaking requests, please contact Kate Atkin via email or call 941-309-1200 x102.

Sarasota County Fast Facts

What makes Sarasota County the right place for your business? We’ve compiled a wealth of high-level facts into an easy-to-read brochure to help get you familiar with our County.

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Sarasota County Profile

From Sarasota County’s northern border with Manatee to Charlotte County on its southern edge, signs of growth are everywhere. Journey with writer Lynn Waddell as she explores Sarasota County’s many communities in a community profile originally published in Florida Trend. 

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EDC Tax Brochure

The EDC of Sarasota County leverages public and private funding with local and state partnerships to impact the economy and generate a more vibrant region for all local businesses to thrive. Learn how your business license fees are used to drive economic prosperity in Sarasota.

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EDC Annual report

This year we focused on four goals. To capture the growth of existing and targeted industries. To compete with similar markets in Florida. To communicate our outstanding business ecosystem. And to connect private and public investors to achieve a diversified economy.

View/Download 2018 Annual Report

Business Assistance to Relocate and Grow in Sarasota County

This booklet developed by the EDC of Sarasota County is intended to guide companies through the landscape of business assistance that organizations in Sarasota County can provide. There are a myriad of local organizations whose core missions are to help local businesses grow through the provision of Sarasota County jobs, consulting services, regulatory assistance, industry expertise, networking, various grants for small business financing and incentives.

View/Download the Small Business Ecosystem Resources

Legistlative Priorities

The Board of Directors of the Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County has established the following state legislative economic development
issues as priorities for the 2021 legislative session

View/Download the 2021 Legislative Priorites

Media Relations

Media/Press inquiries or to inquire about speaking requests, please contact Kate Atkin via email or call 941-309-1200 x102.

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Chairman’s Advisors

CareerSource Suncoast
Wells Fargo
University of South Florida
Gulf Coast Community Foundation
FCCI Insurance Group
Sarasota Bradenton International
Sarasota Memorial Hospital
Schroeder Manatee Ranch
Ringling College
Premiero Community Bank
PNC Bank
PGT Innovations
Michael Saunders & Company
Lakewood Ranch Commercial
Herald Tribune
Florida Power & Electric
Comcast Business
CenterState Bank
Benderson Development
Bank of Tampa
Coldwell Banker
Baltimore Orioles
Sarasota magazine
Teco Peoples Gas