BY SHARON HILLSTROM The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are just beginning to be felt by Manatee County businesses, and financial assistance is on the way for businesses that qualify. At the Bradenton Area Economic [...]
Meet Caitlyn. A Bradenton Area resident, Manatee Chamber of Commerce employee and a business owner. Hear her Bradenton Area story on this episode of 941Next. WATCH MORE 941NEXT
BY SHARON HILLSTROM As economic developers seeking to diversify our local economy, we know that growing our own talent is a reliable way of generating both workers and new businesses. That’s why part of [...]
Sharon and Max provide a recap of the 2020 Economic Forecast Breakfast and the insights into Manatee County's economic outlook in this month's monthly minute.
Meet Julia Groom, a young professional who is starting her career in the Bradenton Area on Florida's west coast. Watch now to hear her story. WATCH MORE 941NEXT
BY SHARON HILLSTROM Anyone in business knows it is vital to understand what your potential customers need. In the business of economic development, we have the same challenge. We need to understand the hot [...]
Organizations must be ready to take the calculated risk of pivoting to be competitive and relevant in changing times. Economic development is no different. In this month's Monthly Minute Sharon and Max talk about the [...]
BY SHARON HILLSTROM Kodak was a household name for generations before the company lost the race to digital photography. The U.S. auto industry suffered sharp declines when Toyota and Honda captured the growing market [...]
Join Sharon and Max at the groundbreaking of First Watch's new corporate headquarters, featuring special guest First Watch CEO & President Chris Tomasso.
BY SHARON HILLSTROM As I write this, a member of our Bradenton Area Economic Development Corporation (EDC) team is in The Netherlands with Enterprise Florida, the state’s economic development arm, meeting with Dutch companies [...]