Sarasota EDC Launches Virtual Resource Center for Business Owners

Its Business Ecosystem Website Tool allows users to leverage the free and low-cost business assistance that exists in Sarasota County.

12/05/2022 By Staff


Sarasota EDC VP Erin Silk Becomes Certified Economic Developer

There are only around 1,100 certified economic developers in the world and 20 in the state of Florida, including Silk.

04/14/2022 By Staff


Sarasota EDC Announces 17th Annual Economic Outlook Luncheon

Sean Snaith, director of the University of Central Florida’s Institute for Economic Competitiveness, will be the keynote speaker.

04/12/2022 By Staff


EDC Launches Workforce Campaign to Support Local Employers

The job search tool aggregates local job openings through JobsEQ, a data aggregator, and allows users to click through to employers’ websites to learn more and apply.

10/08/2021 By Staff

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Sarasota EDC Appoints New Board Members

Joe C. Hembree was named the new board chair.

09/28/2021 By Staff


Sarasota County EDC Helps Harmar Mobility, LLC Expand

The expansion is projected to add 43 new manufacturing jobs at an average salary of approximately $58,000 and inject more than $2.1 million into the local economy.

08/24/2021 By Staff

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Sarasota County EDC Names New CEO

Lisa Krouse, who has been serving in the role in an interim basis since July, has been named to the position.

08/05/2021 By Staff

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Sarasota EDC Names Erin Silk VP of Business Development Services

Silk was promoted to the position after serving as the EDC’s director of business development services for more than two years.

08/04/2021 By Staff

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Sarasota County EDC Names Lisa Krouse Interim CEO

Krouse recently retired as executive vice-president and chief administrative officer at FCCI Insurance Group.

06/17/2021 By Staff


EDC of Sarasota County Announces Annual Awards

The awards were announced at the EDC's Post-Election Economic Outlook event last week.

12/04/2020 By Staff


Local Firm Wins WebAward for Sarasota EDC Website Redesign

The site was scored in categories for design, innovation, content, technology, interactivity, copywriting and ease of use.

10/15/2019 By Staff


Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County Announces 2019 Annual Meeting

The luncheon will include a recap of the past year’s work and will present the EDC’s two major annual awards.

09/04/2019 By Staff


'Meet the Leaders' Event Focuses on Upcoming Legislative Session

The Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County event will feature state Sen. Joe Gruters, R-Sarasota, and political analyst Susan MacManus.

01/23/2019 By Staff


Economic Development Corporation Announces Award Winners

The Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County last week recognized the CEOs of the Observer Media Group Inc. and Dealers United.

09/19/2018 By Staff

Economic Outlook

EDC Annual Luncheon May 2

UCF's Sean Snaith will be keynote speaker.

03/28/2018 By Staff


PGT, Cruise Car Leaders Honored with Economic Development Corporation Awards

The Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County recently presented its two major annual awards.

12/07/2017 By staff


Economic Development Corporation Annual Meeting Happens Tuesday

The meeting was originally scheduled for September, but was pushed back because of Hurricane Irma.

12/01/2017 By staff


New Website Details Business Recovery Resources

The Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County recently created a website to help businesses navigate hurricane recovery assistance options.

09/18/2017 By staff


Economic Development Corporation Holds Annual Meeting Next Week

The program will include the presentation of several of the corporation's annual awards.

08/30/2017 By staff