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A Word from the Publisher

The Sarasota region is an important part of the Florida economy – population here total more than 420,000.

Sarasota County is the home of major companies like PGT, Tervis, FCCI and Publix. And there’s a huge service industry with multiple law firms, private banks, accounting companies, and medical centers like Sarasota Memorial (with its 5-star rating), Venice Medical Center, Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, the Roskamp Institute, and the Dattoli Cancer Center.

Travelers to Sarasota use Sarasota-Bradenton airport or the I-75 corridor which connects Sarasota toppings north like Tampa or even Atlanta…and to points south like Naples or the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Palm Beach region.

Sarasota is the home bas for major schools like New College, The Ringling College of Art and Design, State College of Manatee-Sarasota, and USF-Sarasota/Manatee.

But you can’t talk about Sarasota without mentioning the arts – this area is home to the Ringling Museum of Art, the Asolo Theater, Van Wezel Performing Arts Center, Marie Selby Gardens, and the famed Mote Marine Laboratory and Museum.

In terms of sports, you have spring training for the Baltimore Orioles and soon the Atlanta Braves, plus Nathan Benderson Park with its state-of-the art rowing facility.

Plus, of course, shopping – there’s hardly a location that has more.

Andy Corty, Publisher

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