Many people don’t realize that most counties in Florida and the US are in competition with each other. They compete to attract and retain business.
Of course, whoever wins this competition better ensures the local economy is vibrant and growing. The smarter counties form private-public alliances where the local government and local industry work together.
Fortunately for us, Sarasota County has such a partnership, and the economic winds are certainly in our sails in no small part to their efforts.
Hi, I’m your host Bob Williams and I’m very happy to welcome Josh Ewen, Vice President of Development for the Sarasota Economic Development Corporation. Better known as the EDC.
In this episode, you’ll learn …
- One thing most people don’t know about Josh.
- The mission of the EDC and how it benefits your community.
- Which industry sectors the EDC is focused on now to better help diversify our economy.
- How local companies benefit by supporting the EDC.
- What the EDC plans are for the future.
- … and much … much… more!
Thank you for stopping by today as it is my hope you will listen … learn … and connect!
Joshua Ewen serves as the Director of Economic Development for the Economic Development Corporation (EDC) of Sarasota County serving as a key team member to attract, grow and diversify business throughout Sarasota County. His roles include managing the EDC’s project development pipeline, assisting existing business with retention, expansion and marketing Sarasota County’ business strengths to the world.
Mr. Ewen has 15 years of local government management experience.
Mr. Ewen received his college education at California State University, Stanislaus with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and a Master of Public Administration. He also possesses a post-baccalaureate certificate in Construction Management.