Authentic Florida

The Bradenton Area on Florida’s west coast has evolved from a center of agriculture, retirement and tourism to a vibrant location for varied businesses, an active lifestyle and a diverse regional workforce.

Nine distinct communities accommodate more than 320,000 residents in the Bradenton Area, which is located in Manatee County on the south side of Tampa Bay just north of Sarasota. Incorporated municipalities include Bradenton and Palmetto on the mainland; Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach, and Longboat Key on the Gulf islands; and the unincorporated communities of Ellenton, Lakewood Ranch and Parrish in the north, central and eastern parts of the 741-square-mile county.

Locations for business are as varied as the businesses themselves. From vacant land and sophisticated business park settings to quaint retail districts, the Bradenton Area offers reasonably priced options close to neighborhood and lifestyle amenities that executives and employees desire.

Efficient supply chain and logistics are enabled by excellent highway systems, the deep water seaport at Port Manatee, and three international airports within an hour’s drive, including Sarasota-Bradenton International located within minutes from thousands of business locations.

A key factor for growing businesses that can locate virtually anywhere is the collaborative environment and strategic thinking fostered by the public and private sectors in the Bradenton Area. For businesses fed up with red tape and layers of bureaucracy, the seamless partnership of the Bradenton Area EDC, Manatee County Government, State of Florida and other partner agencies will be a refreshing difference.

Contact us today to learn more about the Bradenton Area – a business-friendly community with global business connections.