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.

Clean Tech / Green Business

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Clean Technology/Green Business Sector

Clean technology and sustainable businesses are enjoying success in Sarasota County.

For example:

  • Evolucia (LED lighting)
  • Kimal Lumber Company (promoter of green and sustainable building products).

Sarasota County works hard to become the location of choice for more green and clean technology businesses.

We provide technical support and networking opportunities. We have recognition programs and financial incentives programs to support your sustainable business.

Green Business Partnership
Green Business Partnership can help you "green" your operations and we recognize you through certification.

Sustainable Sarasota Community Partnership
A monthly meeting of sustainability-minded businesses and residents. We share information on sustainable products and hear a presentation on local efforts.

Sustainable Energy Economic District (SEED)
We are a designated Sustainable Energy Economic District (SEED). We test policies related to green economic development and energy conservation. Our status as an SEED county comes with many benefits for eligible businesses including (see map):

  • Priority ranking for state energy grants
  • Financial incentives for eligible SEED Incentive Program projects
  • Exemption from Developments of Regional Impact (DRI) requirements

For more information contact EDC at 941-309-1200 or

If interested in applying submit the SEED Application.

From renewable energy installers, hospitals and organic produce distributors to small businesses committed to green operations; Sarasota County is growing a vibrant green economy. With all we have to offer, the future for companies here is clean, green and bright.


“We are in the energy business ... It is our responsibility to sell our clients on the most efficient air conditioning systems. 

Being certified as a Green Business partner allows us to continue to set the standard for our customers and other businesses in Sarasota County.” 

- Jaime DiDomenic 
President and  Owner, N&M Cool Today