Doing Business in Sarasota
Expansion Management Magazine named Sarasota #1 in Florida based on characteristics most valued by business and industry. After researching 300 cities and comparing unemployment rates, cost of living, and job opportunities, Employment Review's BestJobs.com named Sarasota "The Best Place to Live and Work." According to Money Magazine, Sarasota has been designated "The Best Small City in the U.S."
Sarasota has become one of America's fastest growing job markets. There are more than 700,000 people in the area with 1,000 newcomers arriving each month. Sarasota County is located on the West Coast of Florida about 60 miles south of Tampa. It is 573 square miles and includes the cities of Sarasota, Venice and North Port, town of Longboat Key and Englewood.
Qualified Target Industry Tax Refund Program (QTI) is a state program designed to encourage job growth in business and provides tax refunds of up to $5,000 per new job created. Best of all, the state of Florida has no personal income tax!
SARASOTA AREA CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE
Sarasota Chamber of Commerce - The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce has been named Florida's Outstanding Chamber of the Year by the Florida Association of Chamber Professionals (FACP).
SARASOTA AREA BUSINESS RESOURCES
- A $61 million terminal that provides charter, general aviation services,
air cargo processing, and serves 2 million passengers a year. The airport
has Port of Entry Status, with full-time U.S. Customs service.
Association - Helping downtown Sarasota become a thriving city
where 40,000 people a day work, shop, visit county offices or simply
stroll along the sidewalks enjoying the lush landscape and unique shops.
St. Armands Circle
Association - St. Armands is an enchanting circle of fine shops
and gourmet restaurants. A world renowned marketplace with a continental
flavor, it is a charming place to shop and dine in style.
Alliance - Dedicated to advancing and supporting the interest
of technology professionals and businesses in Sarasota, Manatee, and
surrounding Florida communities.
SCORE - Manasota
Chapter - Free counseling by experienced business counselors
covering Sarasota and Manatee Counties, Florida, and serving Sarasota,
Siesta Key, Longboat Key, Bradenton, Venice, Northport and Englewood.
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