Redevelopment & Economic Opportunity

Coronavirus Recovery Programs & Resources

Businesses & Employees: Visit our Recover Manatee page for resources and information to assist businesses and employees in making a full recovery during these challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Residents: Visit our Manatee CARES page for resources and information to assist individuals in the community with various needs including temporary food assistance relief, legal services related to eviction and foreclosure, job training resources and homeless services. 


Redevelopment and Economic Opportunity Department (REO) was created in October 2016 to focus county efforts on the redevelopment and revitalization of urban areas of the county and to create greater economic opportunities for residents and businesses with our housing, community and economic development projects and programs.



A fast-growing distribution company is coming to Manatee County
June 10, 2020
A Growing Lighting Fixture Distribution Company with innovative distribution and logistics practices is proposing to have a warehouse facility in Manatee County.Read More
Manatee County asks local business owners to register AED locations online
August 27, 2019
Manatee County is asking local business owners to help complete an online directory of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) in public locations throughout the county.Read More

Southwest District

The Southwest District was created to promote redevelopment and enhance long-term growth in the area. This includes property acquisition, voluntary building repair and rehabilitation programs, and public improvements to streets, utilities, parks, playgrounds, street lighting, sidewalks and more.

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