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Light Manufacturing

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Manufacturing employees more than 5,200 people in Sarasota County. More than 400 companies, including:
Sarasota County is a premier destination for privately owned midsized operations. 
Manufacturers attracted by our skilled workforce. Our easy access to sea, air and ground transportation, and a low tax environment make us an attractive destination. The county also has an ad valorem tax abatement incentive. 
Manufacturing in Sarasota County has evolved to include skilled professions engaged in highpaying jobs. The potential here is greater than ever. We expect local manufacturing companies to play a greater role in diversifying our economy.
Learn more about the services and resources the EDC offers to help businesses get started, move and expand. Call us today!



“Sarasota County has been a valuable partner in our expansion with its financial commitment.

Based on the opportunities we were seeing for continued revenue and employment growth, we made the decision to double our manufacturing and warehousing capabilities.  

Sarasota County provided us a $200 thousand economic development grant and this commitment allowed Octex to build a larger facility and purchase more capital equipment which will allow us to hire more employees in the local market.”

Jim Westman
Chief Executive Officer