About the EDC 2017-09-14T15:46:10+00:00

Who we are & what we do

The Bradenton Area Economic Development Corporation is:

The lead economic development organization for the Bradenton Area’s nine communities

A private corporation that engages in collaborative, public-private partnerships


We work to diversify the local economy by:

Attracting and retaining high-wage jobs for area residents

Connecting existing businesses to the resources they need to succeed

As the Bradenton Area’s lead economic development organization, the EDC is charged with reaching out to businesses around the world that provide high-impact jobs and that will bring capital investment and new wealth to the community. We do this through a strategic marketing imitative that includes:

  • Compelling website and related SEO/SEM
  • Personal outreach to corporate real estate decision-makers
  • In-bound and out-bound trade missions
  • Proactive media relations to share the Bradenton Area story
  • Delivering expert assistance to businesses considering relocation

The EDC’s “tool kit” of business assistance programs is second to none, enabling existing companies to expand in a business-friendly climate.

  • Site selection assistance
  • Rapid response permitting
  • Governmental relations
  • Incentives and access to capital
  • Workforce recruitment and training
  • Entrepreneur and small business assistance
  • Export assistance and international trade

The EDC succeeds in its mission through strategic leadership and collaborative partnerships with a network of regional, state and local organizations. Workforce development professionals, educators, government leaders and staff, and non-profit groups join with the EDC in connecting businesses with the programs they need to locate and succeed in the Bradenton Area.

We get results

Working to expand the Local Consumer Base

The EDC’s efforts pay off for local, consumer-facing businesses. Here’s how, using just one high-impact industry sector to illustrate the ripple effect of job creation.

We deliver value

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