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A professional team ready to help grow your business in the Bradenton Area


The EDC works to diversify the local economy by attracting and retaining high-wage jobs for area residents and

connecting existing businesses to the resources they need to succeed.

Sharon Hillstrom
Sharon HillstromPresident & CEO

Read Sharon’s Bio Here

Lauren Kratsch
Lauren KratschDirector of Project Management
Maxwell Stewart
Maxwell StewartDirector of Global Business Development
Mary Chilton
Mary ChiltonProgram Manager Business Retention & Expansion
Cindy Unzicker
Cindy UnzickerInvestor Relations & Events Manager
Jennifer Linzy
Jennifer LinzySpecial Projects & Communications Coordinator
Jeannie ShieldsOffice Administrator
Diana Garstka
Diana GarstkaAdministrative Assistant