May 2021

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The unemployment rate for the Sarasota Bradenton metro area has dropped to 2.1%.  Good news for employees, bad news for businesses struggling to find workers.

In December 2021, the median price for a single-family home in Sarasota County was $435,788; in Manatee County, it was $460,00. The cost of housing has become a concern for our lower income service workers, and for the recruitment of employees from outside our metro area.

The following blogs were used by Sarasota Sister Cities.
Some of them are still in use today, others are of value
for the history of the organization.

Sister City Blogs

Sustainable Economic Development



Communication / Social Media