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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 initiative 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, an non-profit groups join with the EDC in connecting businesses with the programs they need to locate and succeed in the Bradenton Area.
Get in the know!
Request your invitation to an EDC Executive Briefing
In you’re engaged in business in the Bradenton Area and want to know what’s happening to create a more robust local economy, join us for a private Executive Briefing for leaders who are interested in shaping the future of the Bradenton Area.
During this informal, small group conversation, we share insights into work led by the Bradenton Area Economic Development Corporation to grow our local economy and enhance the quality of life for all who reside and visit here.
You’ll learn how a network of partners building on community assets is spurring economic vitality in the Bradenton Area by implementing the EDC’s multi-year strategic plan to stimulate jobs for area residents and expand opportunities for local businesses.
Contact us today for details and to request an invitation.