Global Business 2017-11-08T19:48:52+00:00



Is it possible to grow a global business while enjoying while enjoying the coastal Florida lifestyle? Absolutely!

The Bradenton Area is already home to countless businesses serving global markets. From advanced manufacturing and agriculture technologies to clean energy and life sciences, companies with worldwide markets are profiting by locating here.

Whether yours is a foreign-based company seeking a U.S. presence or a local business investigating overseas markets, the Bradenton Area EDC is your one-stop connection to vital services.

Here’s a sampling of how the Bradenton Area EDC and its partners can help boost your global business:

Assistance for Foreign-based Businesses

Immigration issues (visas, taxes, personnel relocation)
Establishing a U.S. business (legal issues, bank accounts, utilities, taxes)
Language translation
Referrals to essential business services
Foreign Trade Zone at Port Manatee

Assistance for Local Businesses Seeking to Export

Getting started and overcoming obstacles – The EDC’s partnership with the U.S. Commercial Service will help your business start off on the right foot. If you already are frustrated by previous attempts to export, the EDC and its partners will help you get on track.

Expanding your markets – Working with Enterprise Florida, the state’s economic development agency, the EDC helps local businesses connect with state-sponsored trade missions to foreign countries. Looking to ship by sea? The EDC experts at Port Manatee can help with advice and connections.

Grants and financing – Federal and state programs may be available to help reduce the cost of exporting your goods or services.

Talk to the EDC to learn more. At the Bradenton Area EDC, thinking global is what we do. Let us help your global business thrive. Contact us today.

Max Stewart
Max StewartDirector of Global Business Development
(941) 803-9038