Business & Industry

An Advatageous Economic Climate

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Manatee County is situated within the Tampa Bay Metropolitan region - the 12th largest media market in the U.S. - and continues to be a vastly appealing place for businesses of all sizes and types.

A number of attributes contribute to the advantageous economic climate of Manatee County, including its high quality of life that attracts a diverse, highly skilled labor force and business base; strong, established infrastructure; excellent transportation options through major highways, international airports and Port Manatee; and outstanding support and training opportunities through such entities as the Manatee Chamber of Commerce and its Economic Development Council, area institutions fo higher learning and a multitude of local business-oriented organizations.