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About Us

ABOUT THE BRADENTON AREA EDC

The Bradenton Area Economic Development Corp. (EDC) is recognized by the state of Florida as the lead economic development organization for the Bradenton Area’s nine communities located on the south side of Tampa Bay. The EDC works to diversify the local economy by attracting and retaining high-wage jobs for area residents, and connecting existing businesses to the resources they need to succeed.

Led by a dynamic team and diverse volunteer leadership from private businesses and public sector partners, the EDC collaborates with economic development partners throughout the Tampa Bay region to offer business assistance programs, enabling existing businesses to expand, encouraging new businesses to launch, and attracting others to relocate to this thriving community on Florida’s west coast.

The EDC’s multi-year strategy for bringing greater diversity to the Bradenton Area’s economy aligns the community’s assets with business sectors that already have a presence in Manatee County. We work daily with local and state governments to facilitate business expansion, including helping businesses apply for economic development incentives and rapid response permitting. We connect growing businesses to resources for international trade, entrepreneurial development, workforce and much more.

Contact us today if you are considering a Florida location for your business, or if your company is already in the Bradenton Area.

EDC Team

A professional team ready to help grow your business in the Bradenton Area

OUR MISSION:  The EDC works to diversify the local economy by attracting and retaining high-wage jobs for area residents and connecting existing businesses to the resources they need to succeed.

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Board of Directors

About Our Leadership

The EDC’s leadership includes representation from throughout the nine communities of the Bradenton Area. From business owners to local government officials, from educators to business resource providers, the EDC’s leaders share a mutual commitment to creating a more diverse local economy now and for future generations.

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Annual Progress Update

The Bradenton Area Economic Development Corporation (EDC) issues an annual Progress Update that showcases results from the organization’s work to create a more diverse and sustainable economy in the Bradenton Area.

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Build Bradenton Area Plan

The multi-year “Build Bradenton Area Plan” aims to expand economic opportunities for local residents and existing businesses.

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