Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - December 12, 2017
REVISED December 12, 2017 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #49

Manatee County Incentives Program Guidelines


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Karen Stewart
County Economic Development Official
Ext. 6832

Action Requested
Adoption of the Manatee County Incentive Program Guidelines providing for incentives related to economic development, redevelopment, and Affordable Housing.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
F.S. 125.045 County economic development powers
F.S. 288.106 Tax refund program for qualified target industry businesses
F.S. 288.075 Confidentiality for economic development projects
F.S. 420.9076 Adoption of affordable housing incentive strategies

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).

On August 22, 2017, the Manatee Board of County Commissioners adopted Resolution R-17-069 for Livable Manatee to provide incentives for development of affordable housing.

On October 17, 2017, the Redevelopment and Economic Opportunity Department conducted a work session with the Board to confirm commitment to the Economic Development Incentive Program and to discuss expansion of incentives to the Southwest District (SWD).

The Manatee County Incentive Program Guidelines have been revised to reflect expansion of incentives including Land Development Code changes that provide incentives for urban corridors; SWD Economic Development incentives; and an update to the Affordable / Workforce Housing incentives.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Copy to Karen Stewart, Redevelopment & Economic Opportunity Department (karen.stewart@mymanatee.org)

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Manatee County Incentive Program Guidelines 12.2017.pdf