Bradenton Area EDC Investor Directory

ba-edc-progress-updateThe Bradenton Area Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is the lead economic development organization for the Bradenton Area’s nine communities located on the south side of Tampa Bay. The EDC works to diversify the local economy by attracting and retaining high-wage jobs for area residents, and connecting existing businesses to the resources they need to succeed.


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The EDC’s multi-year strategy for bringing greater diversity to the Bradenton Area’s economy aligns the community’s assets with business sectors that already have a foothold in Manatee County. They work daily with local and state governments to smooth the way for business expansion, including helping businesses apply for economic development incentives and rapid response permitting, and work to connect growing businesses to resources for international trade, entrepreneurial development, workforce and much more.