Economic Development Report October- November 2022

All of our Economic  Development information is on Our Economic Development Reports can be found at

Our City and County conduct most of their economic development efforts through our Economic Development Corporation at 301 N Cattlemen Rd, #203, Sarasota, FL 34232. They are focusing on disaster relief for all the communities damaged by our recent storms. They have had many personnel changes in the past month and we will need to reintroduce ourselves, meet and work with the new personnel. 

The City of Sarasota also maintains an office for economic development.  Their programs are shown on the graphic below.  You can find out more about them on the link above.

We have made some progress on our book;


Sixty Years of Citizen Diplomacy

Thanks to all those who have contributed to the book. You can find the book on our Economic Development Site,, and at  Your review and recommendations for revision are welcome. I will turn it over to Miriam shortly for her review and improvement.  Our plan is to keep it online as a Google Document where it can be read and periodically revised as needed.

Beth and I have recently spent 50+ days in California, New Zealand, Tahiti, and Hawaii so my efforts in ecomomic development have been limited.  Our trip photos and report are at:

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