EDC Events

EDC Events Connect You to Top Business and Community Leaders

The EDC hosts several select events each year that are open to the public.  Whatever the gathering, the EDC draws the most influential business and community leaders in the Bradenton Area and region.

Event sponsorships allow you to associate your brand with the EDC’s stellar reputation while raising awareness for your business. We invite you to contact us for details. EDC investors will receive lower sponsorship rates. For sponsorship information contact Cindy Unzicker at (941) 803-9034 or cindyu@bradentonareaedc.com.

2019 Annual Update Reception Tickets on Sale Now!

November 7, 2019 | 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. | Feld Entertainment, 800 Feld Way, Palmetto, FL

Featuring keynote speaker Juilette Feld Grossman, COO of FELD Entertainment. The event will also include a briefing from EDC leaders on results from the organization’s work to foster job creation and diversify Manatee County’s economy. The EDC also will present the 2019 Rick Fawley Economic Development Award of Distinction to Rex Jensen, President and CEO of Schroeder-Manatee Ranch (SMR).


Lakewood Ranch Commercial, Gettel Automotive, The Mosaic Company, FPL, Grimes Goebel Grimes Hawkins Gladfelter & Galvano, P.L., Synovus, Fawley Bryant Architecture, Herald-Tribune Media Group, Palmetto CRA, BBVA USA, Rite Technology, Image 360/Allegra Print, Pier 22, CCVA, Blalock Walters, CenterState, Ian Black Real Estate, Mauldin & Jenkins, State College of Florida, Willis Smith Construction, SouthTech, and University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee.


2019 Annual Update

Date: November 7, 2019
Location: Feld Entertainment, 800 Feld Way, Palmetto, FL 34221
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

2020 Economic Forecast Breakfast

Date: January 23, 2020
Location: Manatee Technical College, 6305 E State Road 70, Bradenton, FL 34203
Time: 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

32nd Hob Nob Bar-B-Que

Date: March 5, 2020
Location: Dolphin Aviation, 8191 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Kirsten Lovette

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Contact Kirsten Lovett

Event Coordinator

(941) 803-9037


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