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About North Port Economic Development

Learn more about North Port through the City’s Economic Development initiatives and key strategies.

Economic Development and Growth Management

“Promote sustainable growth, investment, and development to achieve a vibrant and diversified economy, offering a mixture of services and local employment opportunities.”

The North Port Advantage

  • 12-30 million square feet of potential buildout in major employment centers.
  • A business-friendly climate, leadership team, and local elected body that made Economic Development and Growth Management a pillar within the City’s five-year Strategic Plan.
  • Florida has the fourth largest economy in the nation, boasting pro-business state tax policies, competitive cost of doing business, and a streamlined regulatory environment.
  • Rare ecotourism assets including Florida’s only mineral hot spring (Warm Mineral Springs), over 80 miles of canals, Florida’s only state forest fully within municipal limits (Myakka State Forest), and a growing regional trail system.
  • Incentives including Impact Fee Deferrals and Economic Development Ad-Valorem Tax Exemption, as well as those available through Sarasota County and the State of Florida.
  • The lowest median age in the region of 48, representing a young, diverse, skilled workforce.
  • A-rated county school system representing a variety of career pathways, performing exceptionally in K-12 and post-secondary instruction.