Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - November 3, 2015
November 3, 2015 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #11

Health Innovation Week - November 9-13, 2015


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Board of County Commissioners

Sharon Hillstrom, President & Chief Executive Officer
Bradenton Area Economic Development Corporation

Action Requested

Adopt Proclamation designating November 9 - 13, 2015, as "Health Innovation Week" in Manatee County, Florida.

Enabling/Regulating Authority


Background Discussion
  • The Bradenton Area Economic Development Corporation along with the Sarasota Economic Development Corporation are collaborating to celebrate Health Innovation Week, November 9 - 13, 2015.
  • In the Manatee and Sarasota County region nearly 27,000 people are employed in the life sciences industry.
  • The region's higher education ecosystem, available workforce, and exciting research institutions and facilities are attractive location assets for the growth of businesses in life sciences.
  • This year the Sarasota/Bradenton chapter of BioFlorida is holding its annual Bio-Tech Expo showcasing life sciences and support companies the week of November 9-13, 2015.
  • Signature events for the week include but are not limited to; industry tours and Voalte's user conference.  A full schedule of events will be provided at the Commission meeting.

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:  Health Innovation Week Proclamation.pdf