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Pirates’ 50th Year in Bradenton Highlights Region’s Sports Performance Industry

BY SHARON HILLSTROM Regardless of the final score when the Pittsburgh Pirates take on the Phillies at LECOM Park today, the Buccos are perennial winners in our book. The organization is celebrating a 50-year relationship with Bradenton that has brought substantial benefit to our [...]

Manatee Technical College listens and adapts to employers’ workforce needs

By Sharon Hillstrom When Gov. Rick Scott visited Manatee Technical College (MTC) in January, the event did more than showcase a $200,000 grant to enhance advanced manufacturing skills training. It demonstrated to the hundreds of manufacturers in Manatee County that their needs are being heard [...]

Community Attachment Is Vital to Attracting, Retaining Workforce

BY SHARON HILLSTROM This year, our team at the Bradenton Area Economic Development Corp. will conduct over 100 in-person visits to Manatee County businesses and will have more than 400 direct interactions with companies in our community. That doesn’t include events, committee meetings and [...]

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