Sarasota County is actively monitoring the beaches and cleaning in accordance with beach policy. To report a fish kill, call 800-636-0511.

Find current beach conditions at Mote Marine Daily Beach Conditions. Find updates on the county’s beach cleaning efforts at Red Tide Status.

Business Incentives

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Sarasota County is famous for its natural beauty, beaches, arts and culture and sunny lifestyle. Here’s something else you should know: we’re one of America’s up and coming 21st century business centers.

  • Forbes Magazine: Ranks us #11 “Best Cities for Jobs”
  • Inc. Magazine: Ranks us #8 “Boomtowns”
  • KPMG Study: Region is ranked #2 Lowest Overall in Business Cost
  • America’s Promise Alliance’s: 100 Best Communities for Young People
Sarasota County has everything a business needs to succeed. Starting with a diverse, skilled workforce of more than 350,000.
"When it was time for Global to take the next step in its growth, we considered many options both in and outside Florida for our relocation. The Sarasota County incentive program helped us grow our workforce and allowed us to stay close to the community where we have our roots", said Ronni Blumenthal, Vice President of Administration, Global Organic Specialty Source, Inc.
We have excellent schools, research and education facilities, too. And we’re centrally located within 90 minutes of three international airports and a major port. 
Take a look at our economic development incentive brochure attached, and learn more about what we can do to help your business succeed. Incentive Brochure

They include but are not limited to the following:

  • Fast-track permitting
  • Job creation incentives
  • Tax credits and exemptions
  • Fee mitigations
  • Revenue bonds
  • Facility bonds
  • Funding resources
  • Financing programs
  • Loan programs
  • Public/private partnerships
  • Worker training programs
  • Economic Development Incentive Program