Sustainable Development in Sarasota and Our Sister Cities

Sarasota, Florida is a great place to visit, live, and to expand your business. And our eight Sister Cities are ready to help you expand into their countries. Sustainable "Green" Economic Development combines environmental improvement and economic development. Economic Development and “Green” Development are synergistic, improving our quality of life. For assistance contact:


Craig Hullinger  Vice President Economic Development         941 312 1032       
sarasotasistercities@gmail.com
Brochure            facebook.com/SarasotaSisterCities              Long Brochure      Sarasotasistercities.org   

Sarasota Sister Cities - Website, History, Photos, and Economic Development



The Website for Sarasota Sister Cities is Sarasotasistercities.org

We have numerous photos online for Sarasota Sister Cities. You can view them by going to News on the website and then Photos.

Or you can go directly to: photossarasotasistercities.blogspot.com

Click the Links for the history of Sarasota Sister Cities.

historysarasotasistercities.blogspot.com

pinterest.com/sarasotasister

Information about Sarasota Sister Cities Economic Development efforts can be found at sarasotasistercities.com.  I am the Vice President for Economic Development. If you have interest in locating or expanding your business in Sarasota please contact me at:

Craig Hullinger
941 312 1032


 

Sarasota's Bayfront - Gifts For Sarasota - A Public Private Partnership

 


The improvements to Sarasota's Bayfront are the result of a major public private partnership that will enhance our economy and sustainability. A great gift to our community.

Sustainability:

  • Ecological, economic and financial sustainability are fundamental to the long-term success of Sarasota’s bayfront and critical to the realization of our aspirations. Achieving a sustainable future for the bayfront will require continuous cooperation among the public, private and non-profit sectors.





Click to read more:

https://www.thebaysarasota.org/our-vision/

https://www.thebaysarasota.org


Mote Aquarium at I-75 and University Parkway - Gifts For Sarasota - A Public Private Partnership

 


 






AQUARIUM GROUNDBREAKING

About 100 people turned out for Friday’s Mote Aquarium groundbreaking next to the Mall at University Town Center in Sarasota. Some firefighters, general public, press, Sarasota and Manatee commissioners and Mote trustee and board members attended the event. Mote has raised more than $75 million for the new ship-shaped aquarium and will use the existing Mote Marine Lab for research space.


A true public partnership between Mote, local governments, and charitable donors. 
A great gift to our community.


Gifts From Sarasota Sister Cities


 























The Sister Cities Trees are located near the tip of Bayfront Park in downtown Sarasota.









Enterprise Florida

 


Click to read about Economic Development in Florida

https://www.enterpriseflorida.com/





Connecting With Zoom

 

Zoom photo of a recent Board Meeting

Our recent minutes at:

https://minutesssc.blogspot.com/

City of Sarasota Economic Development


Office of Economic Development

1782 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Way Sarasota, FL 34234


The Office of Economic Development promotes Citywide economic development through projects and initiatives, including those related to the Newtown Community Redevelopment Area, the St. Armand's Business Improvement District, the Downtown Business Improvement District, and the commercial districts of the City including Southside Village, the North Trail Cultural District, and greater Downtown including Burns Square, Rosemary, Towles Court, Fruitville Corridor, and the Payne Park-Government district.

ST. ARMAND'S BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTDOWNTOWN IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTNEWTOWN COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AREA

DEVELOPMENT REPORTING
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quarterly report in your INBOX

VISIT OUR INTERACTIVE MAP to explore development in the City
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS
 PUBLIC/PRIVATE PROJECTSPLACEMAKING and CONNECTIVITY
Marian Anderson Place redevelopmentFruitville Road Redesign
St. Armand's Circle Public RestroomsN. Palm Avenue Improvements
Newtown Banking Facility2nd and 4th Street Bikeways 
Land AssemblageFredd Atkins Park
Janie's Garden Commercial Spaces FOR LEASEMain Street Improvements

Lemon Avenue Improvements
INCENTIVES and INVESTMENTS WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
Newtown Business Assistance Grant ProgramCEO (Community Entrepreneur Opportunity) 
Opportunity Zones Newtown Technical Skills Initiative
Miss Susie's Newtown Neighborhood KitchenNewtown Vocational Facility (in development)
EDAVTE (Econ. Dev. Ad Valorem Tax Exemption)HERT: Housing as an Economic Redevelopment Tool
HUB Zone and Enterprise ZoneNewtown Business Org/Marketing (in development)
 SOCIAL, RECREATIONAL, CULTURALPLANNING FOR ECONOMIC SUSTAINABILITY 
Title Repair Program "No Place Like Home"Newtown Community Redevelopment Plans
Historic Newtown: Projects, Programs, & PossibilitiesNorth Tamiami Trail
Newtown Historic Property Renovation ProgramDowntown Master Plan 2020
Cultural Special Event Grant Program (NEW!)

 CONTACT OUR TEAM
Steven StancelGeneral ManagerSteven.Stancel@SarasotaFL.gov941-263-6286
Onya BatesRedevelopment ManagerOnya.Bates@SarasotaFL.gov941-263-6281 
Susan DoddRedevelopment ManagerSusan.Dodd@SarasotaFL.gov941-263-6282
Rowena Elliott Redevelopment SpecialistRowena.Elliott@SarasotaFL.gov941-263-6284
John MoranOperations Manager, D.I.D. John.Moran@SarasotaFL.gov941-724-5578
Brandy Wiesner Operations Manager, B.I.D. Brandy.Wiesner@SarasotaFL.gov941-266-7599
 Jackie GiovannoneAdministrative Specialist   Jaclyn.Giovannone@SarasotaFL.gov 941-263-6285 




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EDC Sarasota County

Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County


Sarasota County is excited to help you start, grow or relocate your business. If you’re ready to have a conversation, please call +1 941-309-1200.


Sister Cities International FREE VIRTUAL ANNUAL CONFERENCE



Sister Cities International is continuously striving to expand our member resources. Although this year has brought many challenges, we have enjoyed the opportunity to work with our membership to expand our virtual connections!

This year, we’re tackling the virtual world by introducing our very first Online Conference. As more sister cities programs explore new ways of connecting with their international partners, we thought it appropriate that this year’s conference theme be “Reimagining Citizen Diplomacy: New Connections in a Virtual World”.


We are also excited to report that there will be no cost to participate in this year’s event. Please be sure to mark your calendars and register early.


We look forward to seeing you at our 2020 Annual Conference!


Click for details

https://sistercities.org/event/2020-annual-conference-reimagining-citizen-diplomacy-new-connections-in-a-virtual-world/









Great Presentation on Tel Mond, Israel by Rabbi Jonathan Katz



We have twenty people at our presentation on Tel Mond, Israel. Interesting presentaition.