Economic Development

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.   



  • Ruth Buchanan, Economic Development Division Manager
  • (941) 748-4501 ext.3633
  • Email Us


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Manatee County celebrates Economic Development Week 2021
April 27, 2021
Come celebrate Economic Development Week (EDW) with your Manatee County economic development professionals, partners, the community, and the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).Read More
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

Interested in relocating or Expanding your business?

Contact the Bradenton Area EDC

Phone: (941) 803-9038