North Port approves $12 million pool plan

By Earle Kimel Staff Writer For http://www.heraldtribune.com/ Posted May 22, 2017 at 6:45 PM NORTH PORT — Facing an anticipated price tag of more than $12 million, if they checked off all the boxes on their wish list for a new aquatic center at Butler Park, North Port city commissioners spent more than 4 ½ hours Monday figuring out how to…

The Sarasota-Manatee Area Population Increases

By Dale White Staff Writer For Herald Tribune   Sarasota and Manatee counties rank as the 10th fastest growing metropolitan area in the United States, new census data shows.The Sarasota-Manatee area saw its overall population expand from 768,013 to 788,457 — a boost of 20,444 residents, more than enough to populate a small city. Punta…

What kind of jobs are there in Sarasota, FL?

Article From REALESTATE US NEWS Major industries in Sarasota include education, trade, transportation and, of course, tourism. Unemployment rates in the leisure and hospitality sector are several percentage points lower than the region’s overall rate (which is still slightly lower than the national average). Health care is also a prominent sector, with facilities like the…

Atlanta Braves picks Sarasota for New Spring Training Complex

The team is in exclusive negotiations with Sarasota County and the City of North Port By Zach Murdock   Staff Writer for Herald Tribune By Zach Murdock Staff Writer SARASOTA – The Atlanta Braves announced Tuesday that the organization has picked Sarasota County for its new spring training complex. The team is in exclusive negotiations with…

Downtown Sarasota Building Projects Boom

Article Written by : By John Hielscher Staff Writer For Herald Tribue Its being called the billion-dollar boom. Construction is completed, underway or planned on projects that will bring more than 4,200 new apartments, condominiums and hotel rooms in and around downtown Sarasota. Below is guide to all of the completed, underway or planned projects…

Sarasota Florida Named The City With the Greatest Well-Being in America

Written By: TIME MAGAZINE Victor Luckerson  @VLuck  April 7, 2015   INDEX MEASURES  FINANCIAL SOCIAL AND PHYSICAL WELL BEING If you want to live somewhere where you’ll find financial prosperity, a strong community and a sense of purpose, you should consider moving to southern Florida, according to a new poll.   Gallup’s annual Well-Being Indexranked the North…

Sarasota Memorial Keeps Top Federal Ranking

Written By : HERALD TRIBUNE Read More : ORIGINAL ARTICLE Oct . 21, 2016 In an update this week to the closely watched star ratings on the federal government’s Hospital Compare website, Sarasota Memorial Hospital held onto the highest-tier ranking it received in July — as one of 111 hospitals nationwide and the only one…

World Rowing Championships Coming To Sarasota

By Maggie Menderski Retail Reporter World Rowing Championship returns to United States soil for the first time in since 1994. The competition could be one of the biggest single events in Southwest Florida history: it is expected to bring more than 40,000 attendants and 1,700 athletes from more than 60 countries with an economic impact…