Sarasota Sister Cities Economic Development Report December 2023
The paperback book costs $10.00. Sarasota Sister Cities owns the copyright and the royalties of $3.00 of each sale goes to Sarasota Sister Cities. We will keep an electronic copy for future boards who may wish to update it periodically.
We thank Ray Young for his outstanding efforts to substantially improve and expand the book and get it published. We thank everyone who contributed to the book, and to all our Board and Members who made our organization successful.
We will schedule a Sarasota Sister City Book Publication Release Celebration soon. We will have signed copies of the book available for sale at the celebration.
You can read an online older and more limited version by clicking on the link below.
I am still working, slowly, on our books to support Sustainable tourism. Tourism is one of our biggest industries, and green tourism is increasing. I plan to continue this work after I leave the Board. questbooksforchildren.blogspot.com
We continue to use sarasotasistercities.com to inform people about sustainable economic development in Sarasota. Our Economic Development reports can be found at: economicdevelopmentreports.blogspot.com. Our city and region are doing well economically. We have many retirees who bring their retirement income into our region. And because they are older they need more medical services, which is another main driver of our economy. A major concern of our economic success is the concern for housing our workforce and lower income people.
We have a good deal of information about Sister City on a series of Blogs:
Cities - If any of the CD’s would like to start posting on these blogs contact me and I will show you how. It is not too difficult.
The following Sites were used by Sarasota Sister Cities. Some of them are still in use today while others are of value for the history of the organization. All of them can be reached from sarasotasistercities.com, which forwards to sarasotasistercities.blogspot.com.
Sustainable Economic Development
Communication / Social Media
Photos and text from our social media sites.
I will serve until a new VP is selected and will assist the new VP in transition. We have moved to Bradenton and will refocus our volunteer efforts on that community. We will make this turn over file for both economic development and communications since we have had recent turnover in communications.