Redevelopment & Economic Opportunity

Recover Manatee: Coronavirus Business Recovery Resources

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.


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.



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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