Relocation & Expansion 2017-11-08T19:54:52+00:00


Whether you are relocating your company to the Bradenton Area or expanding locally, the EDC’s expert team works closely with local, regional, state and federal agencies to facilitate your move and transition.

Let us show you why we have earned the reputation for being Manatee County’s experts in business relocation and expansion. The EDC’s team of in-house experts uses strategic partnerships and local knowledge to facilitate every phase of your relocation or expansion. Contact us for a confidential conversation about your business growth plans.

Expansion and Relocation

Site Selection
Rapid Response Permitting
Relations with Business and Community Leadership
Access to Key Utility Provides and Local Service Experts to help streamline every aspect of your page

Incentives and Access to Capital

Access to state and local incentives, such as performance-based tax refunds or reductions on impact fees
Assistance with applications for Industrial Revenue Bonds, Enterprise Bonds and other financing
Location-based incentives for companies locating in the Port Encouragement Zone, Central REdevelopment Areas and Enterprise Zones


Assistance with training grants and access to providers
Employee recruitment
Employee relocation assistance
Resume service

Entrepreneur and Small Business Assistance

Connect with local and regional organizations that provide helpful services for entrepreneurs
Access to venture capital and angel funding groups

Export Assitance and International Trade

Relationships with state and federal agencies, such as Enterprise Florida and U.S. Department of Commerce – U.S. Commercial Service
Access to state-supported trade missions and grants
Access to export financing assistance

Doing Business

Access to finance resources
Assistance with licensing, visas and regulations
Custom Research and Market Intelligence


Companies from around the globe are proving the desirability of Florida’s Bradenton Area as a location for business success. Check out our News page for a few examples of recent relocations and expansions in this dynamic community where high-growth businesses find the location assets and resources they need.


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Max Stewart
Max StewartDirector of Global Business Development
(941) 803-9038
Lauren Kratsch
Lauren KratschDirector of Project Management