Rapid Response

New and existing business development that qualify can be provided with an expedited review of County-related services.




Business Scoping Services


Development-related information pertinent to zoning and building, transportation, utilities, infrastructure, health, and life safety considerations.

Businesses looking to expand or locate in Manatee County have access to a customized team of County professionals and community partners to research and evaluate potential property through Business Scoping.


Rapid Response

New and existing business development is provided with an expedited review of all County-related services.  Potential customers contact the Economic Development Division prior to submittal of new development or business expansion plans to review project elements. Staff will establish a customized team for each project to provide expedited review.

An application is required detailing the project, capital investment and number of jobs created.

The company must create at least 5 quality jobs with wages at or above the current Manatee County average annual wage and provide significant capital investment in Manatee County.



Planning, Permitting, Inspections & Concurrency

The partners in the Rapid Response Team collaborate to establish a schedule for meeting the timeline requested by the customer for development projects. The schedule includes submission and approval of items required for all county permits; such as:

• Concurrency

• Preliminary Site Plan (PSP)

• Rezone

• Construction Plans

• Final Site Plan (FSP)

• Building Permits