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From Beach to Work and Back

Sarasota-Manatee FL is an open playing field when it comes to diverse career options. Want to work in the Life Sciences sector? Check out Sarasota Memorial Health Care System, one of the largest public hospitals in the nation.  Looking for the security of a well-established company? Sarasota is home to Roper Technologies, a Fortune 500 company which has been a part of the IT industry for decades. Jobs in Manatee County are also aplenty. The county seat of Bradenton is home to long-standing manufacturers like Tropicana, which has been producing its signature orange juice in the city for more than 75 years.

And if a nomadic life is more your style, know that remote workers love it here too. Thanks to irresistible options for outdoor recreation that extend beyond the counties’ top-rated beaches, when you close your laptop at the end of the day in Sarasota-Manatee, you’re never that far from fun.

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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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