Startups & Entrepreneurship

Starting Your Business in the Bradenton Area

Starting a business begins with a single idea that is derived from passion or innovation from the founder or founders.  At the Bradenton Area EDC, we bring that same passion and innovation in providing local entrepreneurs with resources and support as well as working with startups that have chosen the Bradenton Area to launch their company.

From the traditional assets such as our highly-skilled workforce and to our world-class sports performance economy and burgeoning life sciences sector, the Bradenton Area provides the right amount of sun, sea and successes to help you cultivate your idea and launch your company.  Whether you’re looking for business advice, a place to network or connect with other like-minded individuals or financial resources to further your operation, consider the Bradenton Area EDC an extension of your team.  We’re here to help, connect and create alongside you.

Where To Locate Your Startup

When starting your company, we understand that being able to connect to resources, support services and creative spaces is essential to having a successful launch. Check out the resources available to you in the Bradenton Area.

Staff Up

We have a regional labor pool of over 1.8 million. The Bradenton Area offers your growing businesses a ready workforce with a wide range of talents and skills. Strong partnerships between the Bradenton Area EDC, many local new business resources provide innovative solutions to employers.

Need Access to Capital?

Bradenton Area businesses seeking access to capital have a wide range of choices to consider. You may find that there is a wealth of eager investors happy for the opportunity to help develop you business.


We are your one-stop resource to determine whether your business qualifies for economic development incentives.

Maxwell Stewart

Want to learn more?

Contact Max Stewart
Vice President, Economic Development
[email protected]

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