Manatee County Government Administrative Center Honorable Patricia M. Glass Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - November 19, 2019
November 19, 2019 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #91

Annual Economic Development Update


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Karen Stewart
County Economic Development Official
Ext. 3029

Geri Lopez
Redevelopment & Economic Opportunity Director
Ext. 3937

Action Requested
Presentation to the Board regarding Economic Development Incentive Program accomplishments for FY 2018-2019 and preview of goals and strategies for FY 2019-2020.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Florida Statute 125.045 County economic development powers
Florida Statute 288.106 Tax refund program for qualified target industry businesses
Florida Statute 288.075 Confidentiality Incentive Program Guidelines

Background Discussion
On April 21, 2009, the Manatee Board of County Commissioners adopted the Manatee County Economic Development Incentive program which provides for Economic Development Incentive Grants (EDI), and on August 6, 2019, the program guidelines were updated and approved. 

The report provides an update and demonstrates the results of the Economic Development Program for 2018-2019 including incentive programs and performance, an update on economic development initiatives, and trends and opportunities for FY2019-2020.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Annual Economic Development Report FY18-19 Final.pdf