Welcome to Manatee County

Greetings from Manatee County! We’re so glad you have found the Manatee Chamber of Commerce as a trusted source of information about local businesses and our community. Whether you are new to our area, considering a relocation, or are a longtime resident, your Chamber stands ready to connect you with the resources that you need. We’ll mark our 130th birthday as an organization during the summer of 2019 and invite you to stop in either our Bradenton or Lakewood Ranch offices to celebrate with us.

At the heart of our community are our
local employers. They live here, raise families, serve customers, give philanthropically and want the best quality of life possible. From large corporations with an international presence to start-up businesses reflective of the American entrepreneurial spirit, companies of all sizes find that Manatee County and its six cities are an excellent place to locate and grow a business. From Lakewood Ranch to Anna Maria Island, from Parrish to Palmetto to Bradenton – and lots of great areas beyond and in between – you’ll find a collaborative spirit that fosters a positive business environment and enhances our quality of life.

The more than 2,000 businesses and organizations that invest in the Manatee Chamber are also investing in our community. We encourage you to do business with these companies and let them know that the Chamber helped make the connection. At the end of this community guide is a directory that will help you locate trusted businesses that can provide the products and services you need.

Our community is a fabulous place to visit, start a career, raise a family or retire in paradise. From beach bungalows to downtown condos, country estates to golf course homes, new all-inclusive developments to historical neighborhoods, there are lots of ways to enjoy our version of the Florida lifestyle. We embrace the warm personality of a small town with the amenities and forward-thinking vision of a major metro region. Friendly people and business-friendly – these are traits for which Manatee County is known. It’s no mystery why our region is flourishing.

We’re glad you are here and hope that you will stop by the Manatee Chamber, give us a call or connect with us online.