June 2021

Report for the Month:

Sarasota County is cutting funds substantially for our Economic Development Commission. This is unfortunate. I have volunteered our assistance in helping the EDC during this period.

The new Mote Marine Aquarium at I-75 and University Parkway, just south of the UTC Mall is under construction. This new iconic structure will be a major tourist generator for our region. It also reduces traffic out to the beach for museum goers.

This development is typical of the great economic development improvements in Sarasota. These are often the result of a public private partnership. In this case both Sarasota and Manatee helped fund the project, although the major funding was private donations. Read more about it on the link below:


Other major public improvements include:

Selby Gardens: https://selby.org/about/selby-gardens-master-plan2/

The Bay: https://www.thebaysarasota.org/

Legacy Trail: https://www.friendsofthelegacytrail.org/

We continue our work on various projects:

Our Economic Development Website www.sarasotasistercities.com

Our Gift Catalog giftsforsarasota.blogspot.com

Proposed Tourism Animation animationsarasota.blogspot.com

Proposed Town Square  sarasotatownsquare.blogspot.com

Our Sustainable Economic Development Strategy sarasotasustainabledevelopment.blogspot.com

Our Photo Blog photossarasotasistercities.blogspot.com

Our History historysarasotasistercities.blogspot.com

Our Videos sscvideocompetition.blogspot.com

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