A Moke electric jeep built by Cruise Car, one of the local companies recently named to GrowFL's 'Florida Companies to Watch' finalist list

Eleven companies from Sarasota and Manatee counties have been named as finalists for GrowFL's Florida Companies to Watch list. The awards, now in their eighth year, honor 50 second-stage companies from around the state for developing valuable products and services, creating quality jobs, enriching communities and broadening new industries. The local companies named finalists are:

  • Amistad Insurance, Sarasota

  • Commercial Energy Systems, LLC; Englewood

  • Cruise Car, Sarasota

  • Fyzical Therapy & Balance Centers, Sarasota

  • MKM Sarasota, LLC; Sarasota

  • Motorworks Brewing, Bradenton

  • RND Automation & Engineering, Sarasota

  • Sarasota Medical Products, Inc.; Sarasota

  • Ultrafast Systems, Sarasota

  • U.S. Submergent Technologies, Sarasota

  • WG Wood Products, Sarasota

Winners will be announced in mid-September. GrowFL was created by the state in 2009 to help existing companies grow.

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