Economic Development Report July 2023


All of our Economic Development information is on aka As I previously told the Board, I will be leaving the Board once a replacement is found. I will keep working until a replacement is found, and then work with the new VP in transition. My turn over file is on 

Our Economic Development Reports can be found at

Beth and I are in Alaska, and have been on the road for 40 days and forty nights so far so my efforts in ecomomic development have been limited.  Our trip photos and report are at:  I did introduce our VP of Sports E. Ramey to Phil Chiocchio by email. Phil has some very interestering ideas for the development a major development on the Bay promoting wheeled sports. I told them I would be glad to work with them.

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.  

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.

Our draft book about Sister Cities is online.  We are slowly improving it.


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.

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