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Sky’s the limit for aviation businesses, jobs in Manatee County

BY SHARON HILLSTROM Manatee County’s aviation, aerospace and defense industry is relatively small in number of jobs – about 1,000 at last count – but those jobs are high-value. In the aviation niche alone, annual earnings per job average $57,000, compared to around $40,000 [...]

For businesses, public recognition is more than a feel-good moment

By Sharon Hillstrom Who doesn’t like to be recognized for excellence? Whether in your favorite sport, school work, a hobby or at the office, praise is always appreciated. For a business, however, the value of public recognition can go far beyond a feel-good moment. For [...]

Bradenton Area EDC Videos Demonstrate Manatee County’s Business Allure

BY SHARON HILLSTROM Smart organizations monitor their metrics beyond the bottom line. The Bradenton Area Economic Development Corp. (EDC) is no different, but what we measure isn’t what you might expect. While preparing for our annual meeting coming up on November 2, we analyzed [...]

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