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Manatee County’s GDP*
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Total Cargo**
0 B
Total Imports**
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Acres of Land Adjacent
to SeaPort Manatee**
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Total Exports**
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Sources: *US Bureau of Economic Analysis, **Seaport Manatee

Of the Population
are Millennials or Gen Z
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Manatee County's Annual GRP*
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Annual Imports**
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Annual Exports***
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Total Cargo Tons
Through SeaPort Manatee**
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Available Acres Adjacent
to SeaPort Manatee
0

Sources: *Bureau of Economic Analysis, **SeaPort Manatee, ***Brooking Institute

The Business-Friendly Area

The Bradenton Area Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is the lead economic development organization for the 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 established businesses to the resources they need to succeed.

Ready for Growth

One of Florida’s best markets for entrepreneurship with a workforce of over 1.8 million .

Education

From K-12 and technical training to world-class colleges and universities, education is a priority in the Bradenton Area. Local institutions provide coursework and skills training to foster a competitive 21st century workforce.

Location

Situated on Florida’s West Coast, the Bradenton Area’s location lets you take advantage of a consumer market of more than 8 million.

Infrastructure

Easy access to interstate and rail connects your company to the rest of the U.S. International airports and a deepwater seaport connect your company to the rest of the world.

Lifestyle

Beautiful beaches are just the beginning. Enjoy an active, outdoor lifestyle and a wide range of recreational activities, arts and culture.

Healthcare

The Bradenton Area provides easy access to world-class hospitals, as well as a wide range of public health-care services.

Ready for Growth

One Florida’s best markets for entrepreneurship with a workforce of approximately 2 million.

Education

From K-12 and technical training to world-class colleges and universities, education is a priority in the Bradenton Area, where local institutions provide coursework and skills training to foster a competitive 21st century workforce.

Location

Situated on Florida’s West Coast, the Bradenton Area’s location lets you take advantage of a consumer market of more than 8 million.

Infrastructure

Connect your business to the region and state by excellent roadways, and to the nation and world by international airports and the United States’ closest deepwater port to the Panama Canal.

Lifestyle

Beautiful beaches are just the beginning. Enjoy an active, outdoor lifestyle and a wide range of recreational opportunities, arts and culture, and our unique community character.

The Business-Friendly City

The Bradenton Area Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is the lead economic development agency for the 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 established businesses to the resources they need to succeed.

Ready for Growth

One Florida’s best markets for entrepreneurship with a workforce of approximately 2 million.

Education

From K-12 and technical training to world-class colleges and universities, education is a priority in the Bradenton Area, where local institutions provide coursework and skills training to foster a competitive 21st century workforce.

Location

Situated on Florida’s West Coast, the Bradenton Area’s location lets you take advantage of a consumer market of more than 8 million.

Infrastructure

Connect your business to the region and state by excellent roadways, and to the nation and world by international airports and the United States’ closest deepwater port to the Panama Canal.

Lifestyle

Beautiful beaches are just the beginning. Enjoy an active, outdoor lifestyle and a wide range of recreational opportunities, arts and culture, and our unique community character.

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Lauren Kratsch

Lauren Kratsch

Senior Director Business Relations

Assistance for Local Companies 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.

Assistance for Foreign-Based Companies

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.