December 12, 2019

Sarasota Community Portrait

Workforce in Sarasota County

Job Growth -- The county has roughly 4,500 more workers this year than it did a year earlier. Fiscal 2017 statistics show growth driven by the construction, health care/education and leisure/ hospitality sectors. Read more »
Published on 8/30/2018

Up-and-Coming Businesses in Sarasota County

Offrs provides predictive analytics to generate home sale leads for real estate brokers. Read more »
Published on 8/30/2018

Key Economic Sectors in Sarasota County

Key Economic Sectors in Sarasota County Read more »
Published on 8/30/2018

Sarasota County by-the-numbers

Seven things to know about Sarasota county; vital statistics; growth rate estimates; top 10 employers Read more »
Published on 8/30/2018

Business Assets in Sarasota County

Sarasota's public schools consistently rank among the best in Florida and the nation. The county has 33 private schools, two-thirds of which are religiously affiliated. Read more »
Published on 8/30/2018

Newcomer Impressions of Sarasota County

One recent winter in Boston, Michael Donahue, 35, says, “We had 10 feet of snow, and it had been coming down for seven days.” He came down to Sarasota on vacation, stayed with a friend — “and didn't go back.” Read more »
Published on 8/30/2018

Impact Players

Tom Barwin runs the city on a day-to-day basis, answering to the five-member city commission. Barwin oversees about 500 full-time and 200 part-time employees and a roughly $200-million budget. He's also the only public official on the board of the Bay Project, a signature project that is expected to define the city in the coming years. Read more »
Published on 8/30/2018

Sarasota and Sarasota County are Growth Magnets

From Sarasota County's northern border with Manatee to Charlotte County on its southern edge, signs of growth are everywhere. Start with downtown Sarasota, the county's professional and cultural heart. New condos, apartment buildings, high-rise hotels, tony shops and offices are up or in progress all around downtown. Read more »
Published on 8/30/2018

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