Several years ago, the Sarasota Tomorrow initiative was started to secure a more prosperous future for our area. Projects Sarasota Tomorrow supported created thousands of jobs and millions of dollars of positive economic impact. According to an independent economic analysis by Policom Corporation, a national economic development research firm, Sarasota Tomorrow returned $416 to the greater Sarasota economy for every $1 invested. As a result of Sarasota Tomorrow’s foresight, leadership, and acumen, Sarasota boasts the Baltimore Orioles spring training. Thanks in part, to Sarasota Tomorrow support and leadership, the US 301 highway rebuild was fast-tracked; existing businesses are expanding and new business are being attracted by the tax abatement incentives-both creating new investment and jobs; and the Nathan Benderson Park is on its way to becoming an internationally acclaimed rowing venue- all championed by Sarasota Tomorrow and the generous and strategic contributions of its civic-minded investors.
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There remains much to do to meet today’s needs and seize tomorrow’s opportunities. The Chamber’s Sarasota Tomorrow NEXT initiative (a three-year extension of the successful Sarasota Tomorrow) is working to meet our challenges and make our community’s future. All the initiatives of the Sarasota Tomorrow - Next program are outlined in our brochure. Click on the icon to the right to download your copy.
Thank you to our Investors:
Gulf Coast Community Foundation, Baltimore Orioles, Clear Channel Media + Entertainment, Schroeder-Manatee Ranch
FCCI Insurance Group, LexJet Corporation, Plymouth Harbor, Ringling College of Art & Design, Sarasota Bradenton International Airport, Odato Marketing Group Inc., Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen & Ginsburg, P.A., Williams, Parker, Harrison, Dietz, & Getzen, Florida Power and Light Company, John M. Cranor, III, Boar's Head Provisions Company, Inc., Hyatt Regency Sarasota, Shumaker, Loop, and Kendrick, LLP.,
Gateway Bank of Southwest Florida, SRQ Media Group, Synovus Bank, New College of Florida, SouthTech, Spotlight Graphics, Insignia Bank, Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium, Steve Queior, CCE, Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel, Brian Palmer, CPA. P.A., Leibold Enterprises, Outside Insight,
Hembree & Associates, Inc., Questar Construction, Inc., Nicholas Gladding, Andy Dorr, A New Approach Financial Planning, Lisa Krouse, Arts and Culture Alliance, Emily Sperling, Larry Face - Next Level Achievement