EDC 2016 Progress Update

Momentum keeps growing for the Bradenton Area Economic Development Corp. (EDC)’s “Build Bradenton Area Plan”. The EDC issues an annual Progress Update brochure that showcases results from the organization’s work to create a more diverse and sustainable economy in the Bradenton Area.

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A Sweet Idea for the Bradenton Area EDC

At this year’s Bradenton Area Economic Development Corp.’s Progress Update Luncheon, attendees were greeted with these memorable (and tasty!) treats. Customized chocolate candy bars were created to highlight the EDC’s growing progress on bold initiatives to expand economic opportunities for local residents and existing businesses in the Bradenton area. Playful copy encouraged attendees to “Take a bite” and visit the EDC website for more information on how these initiatives are shaping Manatee County’s future as the business address for the South Tampa Bay region.ba-edc-candy-wrappers

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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.