Manatee County at Your Service!

Manatee County encourages business growth, good jobs and community prosperity. Whether you are an existing or potential business, resident or visitor, see what attracts business and people to Manatee County, and the many ways we are at your service.

Why the Bradenton Area?

The County's Economic Development Team helps businesses with site selection, permitting, as well as access to a variety of federal, state and local economic incentives.
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Economic Incentives

The County's Economic Development Team helps businesses with site selection, permitting, as well as access to a variety of federal, state and local economic incentives. read on Economic Incentives

Rapid Response Services

New and existing business development that qualify can be provided with an expedited review of all County-related services. read on Rapid Response Services

Florida International Gateway

The Port Manatee Encouragement Zone is a County initiative to facilitate a greater range of employment-based uses near Port Manatee and helps strengthen the economic health of Manatee County. It includes the Florida International Gateway (FIG), Planned Development Encouragement Zone (PDEZ) and other incentives from the County's Economic Development staff. read on Florida International Gateway

Brownfields Coalition Grant Program

A Brownfield is a real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. read on Brownfields Coalition Grant Program