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Global Business Opportunities

Think Global. Think Bradenton Area.

Is it possible to grow a global business 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:

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The Bradenton Area EDC’S Global Reach Targets Growing Industries

From Boston to Tel Aviv, Chicago to London, the Bradenton Area EDC’s targeted recruitment strategy is showing businesses that Manatee County is the business destination for the South Tampa Region.

Global Recruitment  + Established Business Assistance = Local Impact

While the EDC’s aggressive outreach program recruits businesses to Manatee County, our robust network and sophisticated approach help local businesses grow, add jobs and reinvest in our community.

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Assistance for Foreign-based Businesses

Our sophisticated approach to business recruitment is underpinned by our innate desire to provide essential services to companies entering the U.S. market.  Because fostering a diverse business climate and community is important to our mission, we believe no question or ask is too big or too small.   Below is a quick snapshot of the services and assets.

  • 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, we assist local businesses connect with state-sponsored trade missions to foreign countries. Looking to ship by sea? The EDC experts at Port Manatee provide advice and access to global business relationships.

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.

Sampling of Relocations, Expansions & Startups

  • Advantage Trim & Lumber  Air Products & Chemicals, Inc.
  • Allied New Technologies Biolife LLC
  • C Products Defense
  • CEC Motor and Utility Services
  • Central Market  
  • Chris Craft
  • Clare Controls
  • Dental Care Alliance
  • DENTSPLY Raintree Essix
  • DMT Radar
  • Durlach Industries
  • En-Vision America Ergotronix Inc.
  • Feld Entertainment
  • Feld Motor Sports
  • Hann Powerboats
  • IMG Academy
  • IPE Clip
  • IRISS
  • ISPG
  • It Works!
  • LECOM School of Dentistry
  • MTech
  • Marine Concepts | Design Concepts
  • Mercedes Medical Inc.
  • Mister Sparky
  • Motorworks Brewing
  • Naughty Monk Brewery
  • New England Machinery
  • Palmetto Canning Co.
  • Radiant Power Corp. |  Dukane Seacom Inc.
  • RND Automation & Engineering
  • RSP Agent Mailings
  • RT Moore
  • Safran Electrical & Power Spectrum
  • Star2Star Communications
  • Strike Force Beverage
  • Sun Hydraulics
  • Sunz Insurance
  • The Douglas Stewart Co.
  • Tintometer Inc.
  • TMF Plastic Solutions
  • Triax Precision Machining, LLC
  • Trinity Graphic USA Inc.
  • Trojan Florida Powder Coating Co. Inc.
  • Tropicana Products UTC Climate, Controls & Security
  • Vecenergy Resources
  • Veethree Instruments
  • Verde GSE
  • Windward Design Group  
  • xByte Technologies
Maxwell Stewart

Want to learn more?

Contact Max Stewart

Director of Global Business Development

(941) 803-9038

maxs@bradentonareaedc.com

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