Business Assistance

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We are working for YOUR business!

If you are opening a business or making changes to your existing business, Sarasota County government can help you get started. The Office of Business and Economic Development is ready to assist with regulatory or permitting concerns, and can offer answers to many common questions.

We want to make it easy for businesses to open, relocate or expand within Sarasota County. Our goal is to save owners time and effort. See our “Doing Business in Sarasota County” guide to get started. It provides an overview of services and contact information.

For assistance or additional information about doing business in Sarasota County, contact our office at or call 941-861-5247.