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The Sunnier Side of Life

Are you an entrepreneur or remote worker ready for a change of pace? Do you feel stuck in your career? Eager for unique challenges and opportunities to make an impact? There’s more to life than the 9-5.  Find it in the friendly and vibrant communities of Sarasota-Manatee.

If you choose to live and work in growing cities like Bradenton, North Port and Venice, you’ll enjoy a better quality of life with more sunny days and an active outdoor lifestyle.


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From First Watch Restaurant Group to Tropicana and Tervis Tumbler, diverse companies in the counties of Sarasota and Manatee are looking for skilled workers like you.

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Expand your horizons with a wide range of water activities, fine-art institutions, distinct breweries and pristine natural wonders.

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No more excuses for not pursuing your dream career. A variety of established and emerging industries are looking for qualified and motivated talent.

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Tops in Florida, Sarasota ranks #5 in nation for best places to live

The annual U.S. News and World Report for 2023-24 tabbed Sarasota as the top place to live in the Sunshine State and fifth overall for the United States. With a 6.8 score out of a possible 10, Sarasota trailed only top-ranked Green Bay, Wis. followed by Huntsville, Ala.; Raleigh-Durham, N.C. and Boulder, Colo. Factors added […]
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Florida is the best place for entrepreneurs

With resources like the SBDC at USF, the Manasota SCORE chapter and CareerSource Suncoast’s CEO Program, the Suncoast is known for birthing new entrepreneurs. A recent survey confirmed that Florida is the best state for entrepreneurship. The Digital Project Manager looked at eight factors before awarding the state of Florida its highest score at 65.12. […]
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Sarasota earns Neighborly accolades

Neighbor ranked Sarasota as the No. 4 most neighborly city of 2023. Sarasota was the lone Florida city recognized in the top 25 list, which was determined by factors such as planting roots and embracing community events. “Recognizing America’s ‘Most Neighborly Cities’ is not just a celebratory act, but a call for unity and hope,” […]
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Ringling College among top film schools

Ringling College is ranked 20th among the top 25 institutions in the Hollywood Reporter’s rankings of top film schools. The ranking is up three places from last year. “The small class sizes are a draw for the program, which enrolls between 30 and 40 kids a semester,” wrote the Hollywood Reporter. “Even with its small […]
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