The Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County, in conjunction with Sarasota Magazine, has produced an exciting 16-page color report, Your Business. Your Life – Right Here in Paradise, addressing the numerous advantages of doing business in Sarasota County. As a sponsor of this publication, Kerkering, Barberio & Co. invites you to explore and share this information with others you know who may be considering relocating their business to our beautiful community. To learn more why, click “Full Article.”
Permits and Regulations
Sarasota County is full speed ahead in encouraging a diversified economy. Business owners will find an accommodating climate for permitting and land use regulation. In FY 2014, Sarasota County Government issued 27,945 building permits, 65 percent of which were issued online immediately. The remainder took anywhere from three days to 10 days to review, even for the most complex projects. Our impact fees are among the lowest in the state. The EDC is expert at pulling together the local and state government officials, industry experts and business leaders needed for both small and large projects.
To ensure that Sarasota County remains highly competitive in the global arena, local municipalities have created special districts and make available a number of impressive incentive packages on local and state levels to qualified businesses that want to relocate or expand. The EDC is familiar with all these tools, knows which incentives will apply to your particular situation and has the ability to act quickly to meet a business’s needs. Job tax credits, incentives for renewable energy generation, sales tax refunds, industrial revenue bonds, and federal contracts to qualified businesses that locate within particular boundaries are just some of the tools available. The EDC of Sarasota County is here to help you navigate these choices and apply for the available incentives and grants.